ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD SIGNED BY PRINCESS DIANA AND CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
Princess Diana and Prince Charles Signed Christmas Card.
Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.$2,000.00
Item Number: 79852
Royal Christmas card bearing a full-color family photograph of Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and the infant Prince William. Inscribed by Diana, Princess of Wales, “Cyril, from Diana” and Charles, Prince of Wales, “Charles.” The recipient, Cyril Dickman, served as the head steward at Buckingham Palace for over 50 years and became a close personal friend of Princess Diana with whom she often corresponded. The Christmas card measures 14 inches by 6 inches, embossed with the Royal Order of the Garter motto and Spencer family coat of arms. In fine condition. A desirable rarity with noted provenance.
Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer were married on July 29th, 1981 at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, the ceremony reached a global television audience of over 750 million viewers. The royal couple had two sons, princes Harry and William who became second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana became involved with dozens of charities including the Landmine Survivors Network, British Lung Foundation, British Deaf Association, Meningitis Trust, and the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, among a roster of others. Throughout her marriage to Prince Charles, she remained an object of worldwide interest; her death in a car crash in Paris in 1997 drew substantial media attention and extensive public mourning throughout the world.