Late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales' brother has infuriated royalists by planning to rent out her former bedroom for a staggering $57,000 (GBP30,000) a night.

EARL SPENCER will invite wealthy tourists into his Althorp estate in Northamptonshire, England, and hopes the room where the Princess of Wales slept with Prince Charles after their 1981 marriage will be one of its major attractions.

But those close to the princess, who died in a Paris, France, car crash in 1997, have branded the rental scheme "blatant profiteering".

An insider complains to British newspaper the DAILY EXPRESS, "It is tacky and inappropriate. The princess would be horrified by this. It's just too vulgar.

"It is quite shocking. The Earl is very wealthy already, but apparently there's no end to his desire for commercialism."

Spencer warns future guests, "If you are looking for internet power points in every bedroom, you have come to the wrong place.

"You shed the modern world when you drive through the gates."

27/03/2005 14:04