H.M.Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, handwritten letter on Clarence House headed writing paper dated January 27th 1965 to Mrs Poignand Hall (Beryl Poignands' cousin)The Queen Mother writes to thank Mrs Hall for her letter regarding her poor sisters last days and expresses how deeply grateful she was for Beryls affectionate loyalty and how she shared their joys and sorrows. She goes on to say how much they laughed together and how sorry that such an old friend has gone 'I am, yours very sincerely Elizabeth R' with envelope. Provenance: Miss Beryl Poignand was The Queen Mother's Governess and confidante.
Sold for £160
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Auction: Royalty, Fine Art & Antiques to include the Miss Beryl Poignand Royal Collection, Tue, 15th Feb 2022
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Storage charges:- Please note that all lots of furniture, garden statues and rugs will only be available for collection strictly by appointment at our premises until 10am Wednesday 23rd February. After which all items of furniture will be collected by R & D Schofield Removals at a cost of £10 + vat per lot and £1 per day storage thereafter
Presale viewing strictly by appointment, please book your appointment by telephoning the office on 01206 754754
Friday 11th February 1pm - 5pm
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