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Cards From the British Royal Family,
Prince Charles and HRH Diana, Princess of Wales
Royal Highness The Prince of Wales & Diana, Princess of Wales
The Royal Familys Christmas
cards contain signatures with a photograph. Christmas cards have
a royal insignia on the outside & open to a two-sided card
with the greeting, "with best wishes for Christmas and The
New Year"on the left and a photograph on the right. These cards are the most sought after and collectible
Christmas cards in the world, most of which rarely appear in the
market place. Most remain in cherished private collections.
The Christmas Cards below are a rare and valuable part of history.
I have purposely deleted all salutations and greetings to protect
one's privacy. They are not in chronological order. There are approximately 50 cards in this
Do research before buying
signed letters, Christmas cards and photographs. Many items being
offered on the Internet by "dealers" and on "auction
sites" are described as original signatures when , in fact,
they are auto pen. A personal greeting does not make the signature
authentic. The royal family sends thousands of letters, cards
and photographs each year. They are given typed letters, Christmas
cards and photographs already auto penned. They add the personal
greeting. A Certificate of Authenticity can be made and printed
by anyone! Check the seller or companies credentials.
Some cards are in chronological
order, some are not.
EXCEPTIONAL 1981 CARD WITH
THE QUEEN & PHILIP WITH CHARLES AND DIANA
Item 2000- SOLD One of
the rarest cards in this collection is from 1981. It is unlike
other cards. It is greeting card style with the photo on the cover.
It is a beautiful color picture of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince
Philip posing with Prince Charles and Princess Diana in their
wedding attire. The official royal crests are on the inside. The
greeting reads, With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
It is also rare because it is signed by Queen Elizabeth alone.
Most cards are signed Elizabeth & Philip. This card was given
to a close personal friend of the Queen. The 1981 Christmas card
of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in their wedding attire,
signed by them is the most sought after card and most expensive
in the world. $6,500.00
1982 CHRISTMAS CARD WITH
PHOTO OF CHARLES AND DIANA WITH PRINCE WILLIAM
- A wonderful, rare 1982 signed Christmas card with a photograph
of Charles and Diana with baby Prince William. Prince William
Arthur Philip Louis was born on 21 June 1982 at St Mary's Hospital,
Paddington, in London. There is a hand written greeting to one
of Diana's bridesmaids and her brother. This is the second card
sent by Charles and Diana. Their first card in 1981 showed them
wearing their wedding attire.
The outlook still seems rosy
in 1982 (right), at just six months, Prince William makes his
Christmas card debut. His birth indeed brought great joy and the
months after his arrival were the happiest of the couples
All cards are original with
a royal crest on the cover. This card is signed, "from, Charles
and. Diana never signed it after Charles. This is a RARE card.
Hand signed. Not auto pen. $4,500.00
plus postage Order
1983 CHRISTMAS CARD WITH
PHOTO OF CHARLES, DIANA WITH BABY PRINCE WILLIAM
- Another of the 1983 Charles and Diana Christmas card with Diana
holding baby Prince William.
A wholesome country life look,
but there is already a hint of separateness. Things are going
wrong. Di-mania had started and Charles felt ignored.
Diana was in the grip of the eating disorder bulimia.
It is signed, "to you
both", "from Charles and Diana". Hand signed.
Not auto pen. $1,495.00 plus postage Order
1984 CHRISTMAS CARD WITH
PHOTO OF CHARLES AND DIANA WITH PRINCE HARRY
-Here is the second of the Charles and Diana cards with a wonderful
photo of Charles, Diana, the new born Prince Harry and an adorable
2 year old Prince William. Prince Henry Charles Albert David was
born at 4.20pm on September 15, 1984 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington,
in central London. He weighed 6lb 14oz.
A new son, not the daughter
Diana longed for, provided the heir and spare. Charless
reaction Oh its a boy and hes even got rusty
hair (a Spencer trait) was the beginning of the end. From
that moment, the Princess later said, something inside me
The card says, "to you
both", "from Charles and Diana". Hand signed. Not
auto pen. $4,500.00 plus postage
1985 CHRISTMAS CARD WITH
PHOTO OF CHARLES AND DIANA WITH PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY
- One of my favorite cards. I love the way William is holing on
to baby Prince Harry.
Dianas failure to look
into the camera, more marked than the previous year, was an early
hidden code that all was not well. While the increasingly thin
Diana devoted her efforts to William and Harry, the Prince, unable
to deal with the mood swings of his wife, buried himself in official
It is ,"to you both',
signed, "from Charles and Diana". Hand signed. Not auto
pen. $4,500.00 plus postage
1986 CHRISTMAS CARD WITH
PHOTO OF CHARLES, DIANA AND PRINCES'S WILLIAM & HARRY
- Another wonderful card with a photo of Charles and Diana with
their boys. They were so adorable and have grown up to be two
nice young men. Diana would be proud. Seeing these photos, it's
hard to believe there was such unhappiness behind Charles and
The smiles were forced, the
unity a fiction. Diana had blossomed into a sophisticated beauty,
but Charles had re-started his relationship with Camilla. To the
outside world, which avidly tuned in to their TV interview with
Sir Alastair Burnet, though, all seemed well.
This card is signed "to
you both and much love from Charles and Diana".
Hand signed. Not auto pen. $1,495.00 plus postage Order
EARLY 1988 CARD WITH INCREDIBLE
PHOTO OF PRINCE CHARLES, PRINCESS DIANA AND BOYS
Item 2007- SOLD I love this card. The color photograph of Prince
Charles and Princess Diana is one of the nicest ever done on their
cards. The boys are so adorable. Little Harry's smile is the cutest
ever. This card is addressed to Princess Margarita of Yugoslavia,
The Prince and Princess were
leading quite separate lives. Charles, increasingly, stayed at
Highgrove, while Diana was happier at Kensington Palace. Matters
had come to a head when the Princess confronted Camilla at a birthday
party. Seven years of pent-up anger, jealousy and frustration
came flooding out.
It is signed, "and love
from Charles and Diana." Hand
signed. Not auto pen. $6,5000
FANTASTIC 1989 EARLY CHRISTMAS
CARD WITH A PHOTO OF CHARLES AND DIANA WITH THEIR BOYS
Item 2008 -
This card is simply beautiful. Diana was at her loveliest. This
care was written to Princess Margarita of Yugoslavia.
The image is supposed to convey
togetherness, but yet again they are not touching. Not just separate
lives but it would almost seem separate fields would be preferable.
Both were now having adulterous affairs but for the sake of their
children and the country there was a semblance of
marital unity. Rarely seen together, there was one significant
appearance for the wedding of Dianas brother, Charles, to
model Victoria Lockwood, also to end in tears.
It is signed, "and much
love from Charles and Diana. The back side of this card has slight
soiling which does not distract from the beauty or value.
Hand signed. Not auto pen. $4,500.00 plus
ANOTHER GREAT CARD FROM
PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA
Item 2009 - These
cards tell a story. This card from 1990 shows a smiling , happy
Diana but we all know that wasn't the real story.
Diana's no longer on the pedestal
in this marriage. The once-shy Diana found solace gaining
attention and increasingly adoration in public engagements.
She had already broke new ground with her campaign against Aids,
now she championed issues involving the elderly, the infirm and
To David. Signed, "from
Charles and Diana." Hand signed. Not auto pen. $4,500.00 plus
LAST CARD OF THE PRINCE
AND PRINCESS OF WALES TOGETHER
Item 2010 - It
is wonderful to follow these cards from year to year. They show
the progression of a family from 1981 when Charles and Diana married
until the present with Charles and the boys. Unfortunately, it
is a sad journey. This 1991 card is sad! It is the last time Charles
and Diana posed together. Their next card was of the boys alone.
It's hard to tell from this card what the next year would bring.
Stiff and awkward, the marriage
was over in all but name. An accident involving Prince William,
when he was struck by a golf club, showed how far they had grown
apart. Diana slept by her sons hospital bed, while Charles
fulfilled an opera engagement.
This card is to David, signed,
"from Charles and Diana."Hand signed. Not auto pen.
CHRISTMAS CARD ISSUED AFTER
THE SEPARATION OF CHARLES AND DIANA IN 1992
- This is the last card sent by either Charles & Diana with
both their signatures or separately in 1992. After this card,
they each sent separate , individual cards. It is a wonderful
black and white photo of the boys. So sad this was no longer a
Nothing could speak for this
years royal separation more than a card showing just William
and Harry. It was the annus horribilis the Squidgy tape,
the Morton book and the Windsor Castle fire. Diana changed the
locks at her palace apartments.
It is to David, signed, "from
Charles" Hand signed.
Not auto pen. $4,500.00 plus postage Order
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