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Collection of royal gift tags sell at auction for £4,500

By Tony Jones

Published 01/10/2015

Prince Harry with armed forces veterans on the Walking With The Wounded 1,000-mile trek across Britain yesterday
Prince Harry with armed forces veterans on the Walking With The Wounded 1,000-mile trek across Britain yesterday
The royal gift tags, which were sold for almost £4,500
The royal gift tags, which were sold for almost £4,500
The royal gift tags, which were sold for almost £4,500
The royal gift tags, which were sold for almost £4,500

A collection of the royal family's humorous Christmas gift tags has been snapped up at auction for almost £4,500.

The handwritten messages, believed to have been penned during the 1960s and 1970s, include a note from Prince Charles to his distant cousin Princess Alexandra that reads: "With all love for a very happy, inebriated Christmas from Charles."

There is also one from Lord Mountbatten - who was killed by the IRA - who signed the card "Uncle Dickie", others from "granny" the Queen Mother and "Lilibet" the Queen.

Brian Reeve, whose auction house sold the notes, said: "We've never had anything like this before. Normally royal signatures are Elizabeth R or Philip rather than mummy and Lilibet."

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