Lot 274: TLS signed "Yours most sincerely, Charles and Diana," with Diana's name in her own hand and the remainder written by Charles, one page, 8 x 13, Buckingham Palace letterhead, October 7, 1981. Letter to Mr. Waterman, in full: "We would like to thank you very much indeed for your most kind contribution to the wedding present which the Duchy has given us. We really are delighted with the mahogany library table which will look splendid in our home at Highgrove and is exactly the right period for the house. We were also most touched to receive the balance of the gift in the form of a cheque with which we shall probably buy some more furniture. As you can well imagine, with two houses to equip from scratch we have quite a difficult task ahead of us! We have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity which so many people have shown to us, but, as you well know we have a very special affection for the Duchy and all those who live and work in it and we therefore particularly appreciate your gift. We look forward very much to visiting the Duchy together in the future." In fine condition, with trivial creasing and a few faint spots of foxing. The fabled royal wedding took place at St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981, before an invited congregation of 3,500 and an estimated worldwide television audience of 750 million. A highly desirable and personal souvenir of one of the most storied public marriages in modern history.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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