Lot 446: Christian X

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2016-04-29 10:55:28

Lot 446

(1870-1947) King of Denmark 1912-47 and King of Iceland 1918-44. L.S., Christian R, with holograph subscription, two pages, 4to, Amalienborg, 12th November 1940, to King George II of Greece, in French. The manuscript letter is penned in an elegant hand and is a formal letter in which King Christian acknowledges receipt of the news that his correspondent's sister in law, Princess Frederica Louise, had given birth on 2nd June 1940 to a Prince who has been given the name Constantin. The King remarks 'Your Majesty knows well my deep feelings of sincere affection for His person and His family, not doubting the keen interest I take in this happy event. I send the most ardent wishes for the happiness of the new born Prince….' Accompanied by the original envelope bearing a good red wax seal to the verso. VG George II (1890-1947) King of Greece 1922-24, 1935-47. Frederica of Hanover (1917-1981) Queen Consort of the Hellenes, wife of King Paul (1901-1964) King of Greece 1947-64. Their second child was Constantine II. Constantine II (1940- ) King of Greece 1964-73. Prince of Denmark as a male-line descendant of King Christian IX. ]

Estimate: £100 - 150

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