Castle fittings to fetch £500k at city auction

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The contents of an Ayrshire castle are expected to fetch up to £500,000 after being put up for sale in Edinburgh by a German royal princess.

Killochan Castle on the banks of the River Girvan in Ayrshire – and bought by the present owner, Princess Viola von Hohenzollern, 15 years ago – will be sold by Bonhams on November 7 in Edinburgh.

The castle has already been sold after being put on the market at offers over 
£2.25 million.

A spokesman for Bonhams said the contents were estimated to fetch somewhere between £350,000 and £500,000.

A relative of Kaiser Wilhelm II by marriage, the princess is a wealthy industrialist. Her family has steel interests in 16 countries across Europe.