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MARTIN (BARON CHARTERIS OF AMISFIELD) CHARTERIS - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 05/31/1950 - HFSID 81579

MARTIN CHARTERIS Queen Elizabeth II's longtime private secretary responds on her behalf Typed note signed: "Yours sincerely,/ Martin Charteris" in blue ink. 5½x5 page affixed to 6½x5 piece of white paper. Written on Royal Order of the Garter letterhead. Clarence House, St. James palace, London, England. May 31, 1950.

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Reg. $140.00

Condition: fine condition
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MARTIN CHARTERIS
Queen Elizabeth II's longtime private secretary responds on her behalf
Typed note signed: "Yours sincerely,/ Martin Charteris" in blue ink. 5½x5 page affixed to 6½x5 piece of white paper. Written on Royal Order of the Garter letterhead. Clarence House, St. James palace, London, England. May 31, 1950. In full: "Dear Mr. Croxford, Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth was most interested to hear of your suggestion". Martin Charteris (1913-1999) was a courtier of Queen Elizabeth II, and served as her private secretary from 1950 until her accession in 1952, when he was named Assistant Private Secretary to the Queen under Sir Michael Adeane for twenty years until Adeane's retirement in 1972, after which Charteris was named Private Secretary; he held this post for five years until his own retirement in 1977. Charteris earned many honors during his time in office, including Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria (1966), and a life peerage as the Baron Charteris of Amisfield. He is best known to the public for his 1995 interview with The Spectator in which he called Sarah, Duchess of York "vulgar", Diana, Princess of Wales "whiney" and the Queen Mother "a bit of an ostrich". Very irregularly cut. Normal mailing folds. Soiled throughout. Light surface creases. Newspaper clipping affixed in bottom left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.

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