A Heartbreaking Loss
It is with great sadness that Antiques Roadshow expert Bunny Campione has announced the passing of her husband, Major Iain Grahame. The couple had been married for an impressive 21 years before his recent death at the age of 91.
A Love Story Fit for Television
Bunny and Iain's love story is one for the books. The 77-year-old BBC star first crossed paths with her future husband years before their official meeting. Quite literally, in fact. They accidentally drove into each other while navigating a country lane.
A Life Well-Lived
Iain Grahame had an accomplished life before his passing. Following his education at Eton College, he earned the rank of Major in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Bunny was Iain's third wife, having previously been married to Susan d'Esterre Curteis and Diana Mansfield.
The End of an Era?
Bunny Campione has been a beloved fixture on Antiques Roadshow since 1987. However, it is uncertain whether she will continue to grace our screens or take a break from the show in light of her husband's death.
A Momentous Milestone
Last year, Bunny experienced a truly extraordinary moment on the show. She came face-to-face with a unique doll that left her speechless. "I must admit that this is the most interesting and unusual doll that I've seen in my 36 years of the roadshow," Bunny expressed her astonishment.
A Remarkable Discovery
As it turns out, the doll was no ordinary plaything. The artifact was believed to be a funeral effigy of a three-year-old son who tragically passed away in 1715. Bunny explained that in those days, wooden and wax effigies were made by the monarchy and aristocracy to be placed on funeral caskets.
A Valuable Find
If authenticated, Bunny revealed that the doll could be valued at an impressive £10,000 or £20,000. A testament to the incredible history and value that can be found in the most unexpected places.