Lot 874: Three items: a glossy 3.75 x 5.5 photo of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier, signed in fountain pen, "Grace de Monaco"; a glossy 3.75 x 5.5 photo of the royal family, signed in fountain pen, "Rainier, Prince of Monaco"; and a TLS signed "Rainier, Prince of Monaco," one page, 8 x 10, royal palace letterhead, March 4, 1956. Letter to an unidentified recipient-seemingly a Catholic cardinal-addressed as "Your Eminence," in part: "Please be assured that Miss Kelly and I had been looking forward to seeing you." Rainier adds a handwritten postscript at the conclusion, "I beg Your Eminence to bestow upon myself and Miss Kelly your Holy benediction for our coming union before God." Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 25.5 x 17.5. Some silvering to dark areas of the images, slight soiling to the letter, and a somewhat musty overall odor, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts
Friday, 23rd October 2015
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