AMÉLIE OF ORLÉANS (1865-1951, last Queen Consort of Portugal, eldest daughter of Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, wife of Carlos I)

Autograph Letter signed to the Matron at the London West Hospital in Hammersmith, thanking her "for all that has, and is being done for little Antoine. He is so well taken care of and has already so much improved. The Parents are so grateful and I with all my heart convey my best thanks to you all and especially to you dear Matron ...", 2 sides 8vo., with original autograph envelope, Abercorn House, Richmond Hill, 30th July

Princess Amelia was a princess by birth and was the eldest daughter of Prince Philippe of Paris and Princess Marie Isabelle of Orleans. In 1886 she married Carlos, Prince Royal of Portugal, who subsequently became Carlos 1st of Portugal. Carlos 1st was murdered by an assassin in 1908 and the heir to the throne, Prince Dom Louis, was also mortally wounded. Princess Amelia, although she attempted to shield her children from the assassin was unharmed and survived the incident. In the revolution of 1910, Queen Amelia left Portugal and went into exile in France. The monarchy was never restored and Amelia was the last Queen of Portugal.

Item Date:  1912

Stock No:  39327      £125

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