Signed Card From Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Signed Card From Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Elizabeth, Queen and Prince Philip.
Item Number: 32053
Royal Christmas and Happy New Year card from 1953. Features a color family photograph of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their children, Charles and Anne. Boldly signed below the image in fountain pen, Philip and Elizabeth, 1953. The card measures 10 inches by 16 inches. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 21.5 inches.
Elizabeth II has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Elizabeth 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.