Lot 291: Exceptional Christmas card with embossed coats of arms on the front, measuring 12 x 8 open, featuring a photo of Prince William and Prince Harry affixed inside opposite a printed holiday greeting, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to the royal milliner, "Mr. Somerville, from us all, Diana." In fine condition, with slight wear to edges. Philip Somerville was famous for making hats worn by the likes of Queen Elizabeth, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana, and Kate Middleton. Somerville's obituary in The Sunday Times said of his influence on Princess Diana's fashion sense: 'he helped to mould her style—and with it the country's taste in hats.' Due to their recent separation, neither Prince Charles nor Princess Diana were pictured on the 1992 Christmas card, ending a tradition that began on their wedding day.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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