Wedgwood Limited Edition Commemorative Plate

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A Wedgwood plate by designer Richard Guyatt (Professor of Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art). Profiles of Prince Charles and Lady Diana with the Prince of Wales feathers and wedding bells. A royal commemorative in excellent condition.
Circa 1981 9″ Limited Edition of 2000 this is number 1577. Excellent condition

Estimated value $50

Royal Memorabilia Collection

I have been collecting Royal Memorabilia for about 35 years – my collection is now huge!
Several times I have attempted to catalogue what I have, but have always run out of time and abandoned the idea. I am now determined to detail what I have for future reference!

One of my favourite items is this very rare triple portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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Magnificent rare Princess Diana triple face portrait by John Merton, who died on February 16 aged 97, was one of the most prolific portrait painters of the last century, and enjoyed a reputation for depicting sitters at their best.
This portrait attracted widespread interest when it was shown in 1987,
is undoubtedly the most beautiful woman I have ever painted,” Merton said.
The Princess, wearing a tight-fitting yellow dress, gave the artist five sittings ,
one at Kensington Palace and four more at his studio near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Merton worked on the picture for around 1,000 hours.

The painting was hung in Cardiff City Hall, and in 2005 was temporarily,
and controversially, removed from the wall hours before the Prince of Wales
arrived on an official visit with the Duchess of Cornwall.
Printed on fine German canvas . The print is 24″ X 24″.

The three portraits are in an oval surrounded by what looks like a gold frame.
This poster is scarce. If and when it does appear, it is offered at $800.00 to $1,200.00

Princess Diana Inquest

Princess Diana was unlawfully killed due to the “gross negligence” of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi, an inquest jury has found. The jury reached the same verdict for her companion Dodi Al Fayed.

Despite the verdicts, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed it is not possible for the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute foreign nationals for deaths abroad, even if the victim is British.
All of the paparazzi involved were foreign. How very convenient…

Personally, for me, many questions remain unanswered by this inquest.
Will anyone truly know the whole truth about what actually happened?
I doubt it!

Trip Update

Have organised the tickets to the princess Diana exhibition on at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney for Wednesday, see previous post here for all the details.

Created a trip journal at Yahoo Trip planner, will try to schedule everything this week, in between work, study, shopping, organising cats and dog, packing…

Unpacked new phone, crikey, be a miracle if I can master it by next week, haven’t mastered the new digital camera from xmas yet 😆

Starting to feel very nervous about the flight….