Princess Diana Letter Signed by Grandmother Ruth Fermoy

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  • Sold Date: Sep 05, 2007
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Lady Ruth Fermoy

Grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales

Typed Letter Signed ( Ruth Fermoy ) as Lady-in-Waiting of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Clarence House letterhead.

The content of letter is a "Thank You" for this seller's note of congratulations on the birth of the Princess Beatrice of York in August of 1988. Condition is mint, without tears, stains, or damage. Still folded in half as it was received.

Measures 8 ¼" x 5 ¾ "

Also included, is a photocopy of the Lady Fermoy with Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

Wikipedia offers the following information:

Ruth Burke Roche, Baroness Fermoy , October 2, 1908 - July 6, 1993, was:

· A friend, confidante, Lady-In-Waiting of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

· The maternal grandmother of Her Royal Highness Diana, Princess of Wales .

Ruth, Lady Fermoy was born Ruth Sylvia Gill at her father's house, Dalhebity, Bieldside, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Col. William Smith Gill and his wife, Ruth

She showed early promise as a pianist and studied under Alfred Cortot at the Paris Conservatoire at the in the 1920s.

Her musical career was cut short when she met, and later married in 1931, the wealthy and much older Edmund Burke Roche, 4 th Baron Fermoy. Before
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