A personal letter written by Britain’s recently deceased Queen Elizabeth was auctioned for €8,300 (US$8,634) in Germany on Saturday, according to organisers.
The buyer was only identified as a woman living abroad.
The two-page letter was auctioned off by the Stuttgart-based Eppli auction house. It is addressed to the German equestrian Etti Plesch, née Maria Gräfin von Wurmbrand-Stuppach, whose horses twice won the prestigious Epsom Derby race in England.
The queen wrote to “dear Mrs Plesch” that she was “so delighted with the lovely picture” of horses in her country retreat of Sandringham “which I received from you and Mr Plesch for Christmas.”
The queen, who was 40 at the time, concludes her thank-you letter with the insight that patience is perhaps the most important virtue in horse breeding, as well as a bit of luck.
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