Prince William's rare signature with humourous handwritten manuscript (PF400)

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2015-06-26 12:28:37

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Prince William's rare signature with humourous handwritten manuscript (PF400)

Breaking with Royal protocol, this is Prince's William's rare signature autographed on a charity email

Prince William

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is the eldest son of Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales. He is currently second in line to the throne, behind his father.

On April 29, 2011, William married Catherine Middleton and the couple became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The wedding was televised and it has been estimated that up to 300 million people worldwide may have watched the event.

Description

This is a print-out of an email regarding a visit by Prince William to Bristol, United Kingdom to participate in a joint Red Cross/ Tesco charity fundraising event to help pack boxes for the Tsunami relief effort.

Prince william signed email

The A4 sheet of paper featuresthe usual archive foldsbut is otherwise in good condition.

Prince William has signed and inscribed the print-out, "To Tesco's, Thanks for all your support, Alison slacked off far too much though! Wills" in blue ballpoint ink. Both the signature and inscription are in excellent condition.

Prince William signature

Rarity

Signing autographs is deemed to bea breech of Royal Protocol and as such, a signed documentlike this one, featuringsuch a personal notation,areextremely rare.

This is thefirst handwritten signednoteby Prince William that we have seen.

Provenance

This piece is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the person who accquired the signature. The letter of provenance reads:

"I hereby confirm that this signature was obtained in person from Prince William.

In 2005 Prince William visited Bristol to participate in a joint Tesco/Red Cross charity fundraiser to help pack boxes for the Tsunami relief effort.

I was present at the event in my capacity as a Tesco employee.

I asked for Prince William's autograph to which he replied he wasn't allowed to give autographs but subsequently wrote the message 'To Tesco's, thank you for all your support, Alison slacked off far too much though, Wills'".

The itemhas beenpurchased directly from the recipient of the autograph.

Comparables

In terms of value, Prince William's autograph is most comparable to that of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Like William, Diana was an extremely popular member of the Royal Family whose wedding was broadcast on television and seen by millions of people around the world.

The PFC40 autograph index shows that Princess Diana's autograph has increased in value by 616% over the last 11 years. Worthjust 1,250 in 2000, her autograph is now valued at 8,950.

Many items relating to or once owned by the late Princess Diana have fetched incredible prices at auction. In 2010, a black taffeta gown worn by the Princess was sold in the UK for 192,000 and in 2011 another two of her dresses fetched a total of $276,000 at a US auction.

(PF400) (M)

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