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Lot #155
King Edward VIII Autograph Letter Signed - On the State Visit of His Parents, King George V and Queen Mary

"My parents visit to Paris was a great success, wasn’t it?"

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"My parents visit to Paris was a great success, wasn’t it?"

Early ALS in French, signed “Edward,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6, Magdalen College letterhead, May 18, 1914. Handwritten letter to his former tutor Lucien Lassimonne, in full (translated): "Many thanks for your kind letter. I am pleased that Mr. Watt has given you my news and remembered me to you. I am hoping to be at Cowes in August and I will certainly come and visit you at St. Georges if that is possible. My parents' visit to Paris was a great success, wasn’t it? They were delighted with the warm welcome which was shown them. Here the weather is fine and it is a real pleasure to be outside. The Osborne cadets will I am sure be interested and happy taking part in the Naval Review from 18th to 20th July. I will be in Portsmouth with my Father at that time, and then Osborne is going to be rebuilt. No more Captain’s House, no more Nelson, no more Kingston. It is a little sad, isn’t it?, but the reconstruction is necessary." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, hand addressed by the Prince of Wales, who signs his initial "E" to the lower left corner; reverse bears an embossed black wax seal. Lucien Lassimonne was the French tutor to the Prince of Wales during his time at the Royal Naval College in Osborne.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #680 - Ended December 06, 2023

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