DescriptionPrince Charles and Princess Diana Typed Letter Signed. One page, 8" x 13", Buckingham Palace, October 7, 1981, on Buckingham Palace stationery. The heir apparent to the British throne and his twenty-year-old bride thank Mr. and Mrs. J. W. E. Hughes of Homes Farm in the Somerset County village of Newton St. Loe for their contribution to a wedding present given by the Duchy of Cornwall and received for their wedding in St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981. The new couple was most appreciative for a gift of furniture because, as they write, "with two houses to equip from scratch we have quite a difficult task ahead of us!" The Princess of Wales has written in blue ink, "Yours most sincerely . . . and Diana." She left room for the Prince of Wales to sign in black ink, "Charles." The letter is very clean with folds. The letter reads in part:
"We would both like to thank you very much indeed for your most kind contribution to the wedding present which the Duchy has given us. We really are delighted with the mahogany library table which will look splendid in our home at Highgrove and is exactly the right period for the house. We were also most touched to receive the balance of the gift in the form of a cheque with which we shall probably buy some more furniture. As you can well imagine, with two houses to equip from scratch we have quite a difficult task ahead of us! We have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity which so many people have shown to us, but, as you will know we have a very special affection for the Duchy and all those who live and work in it."
Also included is the original transmittal envelope, postmarked "12 Jan '81" from Buckingham Palace and stamped in the lower left, "E II R."
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