Lot 444: Leopold Iii
(1901-1983) King of the Belgians 1934-51. T.L.S., Leopold, with holograph subscription, one page, folio, Brussels, 25th April 1939, to King George II of Greece, in French. The King writes a formal letter in response to his correspondent's letter informing him of the proposed bestowal of the award of the Great Cordon of his Order of the Saviour upon His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Count of Flanders. The King remarks 'The gracious attention of Your Majesty has touched me greatly. I see in it a new and precious assurance of your desire, matched by my own, to re-strengthen the bonds that unite our two Courts'. With blank integral leaf. Accompanied by the original envelope bearing a red wax seal to the verso. Some very light, extremely minor creasing, VG George II (1890-1947) King of Greece 1922-24, 1935-47. Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (1903-1983) Prince of Belgium, son of King Albert I. Prince Charles served in lieu of his older brother, King Leopold III, from 1944-50 as Prince Regent while King Leopold was declared incompetent to rule and unable to return to Brussels. ]
Estimate: £100 - 150
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