Queen of the United Kingdom, and the other Commonwealth realms (1926-2022). Autograph Letter Signed, "Elizabeth," as Princess, to Lady Anderson. "Clarence House" [London]. 8vo. 1 1/2 pages, and verso of a single sheet, "Clarence House" stationery showing Prince Philip's Order of the Garter badge; horizontal fold, remnants of hinging at upper corners verso.
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Autograph Letter Signed, "Elizabeth," as Princess, to Lady Anderson, thanking for a book and praising a copy of her speech mentioning the Australian lyre bird.
„I am so grateful to you for sending me the book which will be most interesting to read on the journey, and also for the copy of your broadcast which I must say I enjoyed reading very much indeed--it painted a very vivid picture, especially of the fascinating lyre bird. I wonder if we shall have a chance to see it. […]“
The death of King George VI one week after the writing of this letter prevented the tour of Oceania that the Princess had planned for February, 1952.