Signed Christmas and New Years Card From Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Signed Card From Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Elizabeth, Queen and Prince Philip.
Item Number: 43003
Royal Christmas card from 1954 with an embossed golden crown on the front bearing a family photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip standing with their two children on a Buckingham Palace balcony. Boldly signed below the image by, “Elizabeth R. 1954” and “Philip.” The card measures 16 inches by 7 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 25 inches.
Elizabeth II has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. She ascended the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was proclaimed queen by her various privy and executive councils shortly afterwards. The coronation took place more than a year later on June 2, 1953 because of the tradition that holding such a festival is inappropriate during the period of mourning that follows the death of a monarch.