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Royal Invitations, Ceremonial Programs, Orders of Service, Menus, Etc.
Letters from Ladies-In-Waiting-Secretaries-etc on behalf of member of the Royal Family

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Cards will be in their original condition when purchased.


A Program from A Concert to Celebrate the life of Ruth, Lady Fermoy.

Item 3106 Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy, DCVO, OBE, (2 October 1908 – 6 July 1993) was a friend and confidante of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and the maternal grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy, DCVO, OBE, (2 October 1908 – 6 July 1993) was a friend and confidante of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and the maternal grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Queen Mother and Lady Fermoy became confidantes, and it was assumed by many that the two women engineered the match between Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer.

Lady Fermoy died at her home at 36 Eaton Square, London,[8] aged 84. It was reported that she was not on speaking terms with Diana when she died.

The service was attended by HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duke of York, HRH Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden, TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, HRH Princess Margaret of Hesse and the Rhine $215.00 plus postage Order


State visit of Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Philip 1957

SOLD A RARE 56 year old program program. A day by day, hour by hour schedule of the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip to the United States in 1957 where they visited many places including the White House to a State Dinner with then President Dwight D Eisenhower. $225.00 plus postage Order


Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Item 3108 A 34 year old letter from the Lady-In-Waiting, Elizabeth to The Queen Mother dated 18th July, 1979.
On Clarence House stationery with original envelope.
$65.00 plus postage Order

LADY ELIZABETH BASSET, who has died aged 92, was one of the Queen Mother's favorite and longest serving ladies in waiting.
She joined Queen Elizabeth's household in 1959 as an Extra Woman of the Bedchamber,
but it was between 1982 and 1993, after the retirement or death of most of the other ladies,
that she was most active as a lady in waiting, only retiring at the age of 85.

18th July , 1979
Dear Mr. Thorn
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has asked me to thank you for your recent letter
and for the poem you enclosed.
I am afraid that her Majesty will be in the far north of Scotland from early August,
so that there will be no possibility of you and your sister seeing
The Queen Mother if you do visit London next month.
I am sorry to send you a disappointing reply.

Your sincerely,
Elizabeth Basset
Lady-In-Waiting
Mr. R. Thorn


HRH Princess Margaret

Item 3109 Princess Margaret, sister to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was born August 21, 1930 making her 18 at the time of this letter.
On original Buckingham Palace stationery. Lady-In-Waiting Delia Peel
$105.00 plus postage Order

November 2, 1948
Dear Mr. Powell,
Princess Margaret desires me to thank you for your letter, and to explain that this is, unfortunately,
impossible for her to grant your request for an autographed photograph.
Since such an overwhelming number of similar requests are received from all over the world,
a strict ruling has had to be made by which Her Royal Highness cannot give her autograph
or photograph except to those with whim she is personally acquainted.
Princess Margaret is sure that you will realize that this must be so, and desires that
her very good wishes be sent to you.
Her Royal Highness hopes that you will be better soon,
Yours sincerely, Delia peel
Lady-In-Waiting
A.W. Nowell, Esq.

 


RARE 1936 INVITATION TO RECEPTION AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Item 3110. A 72 year old invitation to a reception for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in the garden at Buckingham Palace, July 1936. $225.00 plus postage SALE $125.00 Order

 


King George VI

Item 3111 A RARE 62 year old letter from the Private Secretary to His Majesty King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II. Written on original Buckingham Palace stationery with original envelope. Written a mere three months before his death on February 6, 1952. $185.00 plus postage Order

The Private Secretary is commanded by The King to thank
Mr. E Calver Bayles for his kind message.
14th Novemver 1951

 


HRH Prince Charles 18th Birthday

Item 3112 A letter from secretary to HRH Prince Charles,(future King Of England) on the occasion of his 18th birthday. HRH Prince Charles was born November 14, 1948.
On Buckingham Palace stationery.
$125.00 plus postage Order

Dear Mrs. Chesbro,
The Prince of Wales has asked me to thank you adn Mr. Chesbro for the good wishes which were sent to
His royal Highness for his birthday ad also for Christmas and New year.
Yours sincerely, M. Morrison

Mrs. Albert L. Chesbro
P.O. Box 65,
East Harwich, Massachusetts, 02645
U.S.A.


INVITATION TO THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY -CHARLES AND DIANA 1981

Item 3113 An invitation to attend the wedding of HRH Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. This card was sent to the parents of one of Diana's bridesmaids. I was given this card directly from Diana's bridesmaid who visited me in Los Angeles. For all those questioning why she would part with so many items. I was given these things long before Diana died. Never imagining her early, untimely death , her bridesmaid who had been a friend of mine for many years, gave me some things from Diana many of which I returned to her. $3,500.00 plus postage SALE $2,000.00 Order


RARE INVITATION TO RECEPTION GIVEN BY QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP PRIOR TO CHARLES'S AND DIANA'S 1981 WEDDIGN SEEN AROUND THE WORLD BY 750 MILLION PEOPLE

SOLD 3114. A 1981 invitation to attend a reception at Buckingham Palace prior to the wedding of HRH Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. Sent to the parents of Diana's bridesmaid. $3,500.00 SOLD

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RARE item from The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (previously Wallis Simpson and Wallis Spencer, born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896 Died 24 April 1986) was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her.

Wallis's father died shortly after her birth, and she and her widowed mother were partly supported by their wealthier relatives. Her first marriage, to U.S. naval officer Win Spencer, was punctuated with periods of separation and eventually ended in divorce. In 1934, during her second marriage to Ernest Simpson, she allegedly became the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Two years later, after Edward's accession as King, Wallis divorced her second husband and Edward proposed to her.

The King's desire to marry a woman who had two living ex-husbands threatened to cause a constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom and the Dominions, and ultimately led to the King's abdication in December 1936 to marry "the woman I love". After the abdication, the former king was created Duke of Windsor by his brother George VI. Edward married Wallis six months later, after which she was formally known as the Duchess of Windsor, without the style "Her Royal Highness".

Item 3115 From

4, Route Du Champ D'Entrainement
Bois De Boulogne
75016 Paris
Tel: 722-86-51 Teleg: Winfield

Dear Mr. Owen,
I am asked by the Duchess of Windsor to thank you for your letter.
She was veryt ouched by your thought of her, but unfortunately she
cannot give you either an autograph or a picture at the present moment.
Regards,

Addressed to
Mitch Owens
5200 Belmone Avenue
Apartment 219
Dallas, Texas 75206 USA

It should be Belmont Ave
$125.00 plus postage Order


Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip Silver Wedding Anniversary

SOLD A 41 year old letter from the Private Secretary to Her Majesty. On official Buckingham Palace stationery with original addressed envelope.

The Private Secretary is commanded to convey to you the warmest thanks of The Queen and
The Duke of Edinburgh for your kind message of good wishes on the occasion of their Silver Wedding.

$65.00 plus postage Order


Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Item 3117 From Lady-In-Waiting-Henriette Abel Smith. On official Buckingham Palace stationery with original addressed envelope.

Dear Mr. De Korvin,
I write at the Queen's command to thank you for your letter.
Her Majesty deeply appreciates your message of good will and affection at this time
of her Coronation and desires me to send you The Queen's sincere thanks.
Your sincerely
Henriette Abel Smith
Lady-In-Waiting
Monsieur Andre De Korvin

Henriette, Lady Abel Smith, DCVO, JP (6 June 1914 Died 3 May 2005) was Lady-in-Waiting to HM Queen Elizabeth II from 1949-1987.
Born Henriette Alice Cadogan, the daughter of Commander Francis Charles Cadogan, RN and Ruth Evelyn Howard,
she held the office of Lady-in-Waiting to HM Queen Elizabeth II from 1949-1987.
In 1987, she became an Extra Lady-in-Waiting.
She held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Tunbridge Wells in 1955, and for Gloucestershire in 1971.
She was invested as a Commander, Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 1964,
and elevated to Dame Commander, Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) in 1977

$110.00 plus postage Order


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