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Letter from HRH

From: Sharon Moyes
Category: Tribute
Date: 06 Jul 2004
Time: 20:52:28 +0100
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One evening in early March I got home from work to see a very large bunch of beautiful flowers on the side in the kitchen. I called to Laura to ask where the wonderful flowers had come from, "they were delivered earlier by - royal appointment"- she said. Of course I didn't believe her and thought she was joking with me. "No mum, that's what the man said". I looked a little closer and saw an envelope marked private and confidential addressed to Mrs Ian Moyes in amongst the blooms! Opening the envelope I saw a letter written on headed paper with the emble of Highgrove House and dated 1st March 2004. The letter went on to say the following:- Dear Mrs Moyes, I have only recently heard the dreadfully sad news about your husband, Ian, and did just want to write and send you my most heartfelt sympathy. I can only too well imagine what a desperate shock this must have been to you and your family and so my heart goes out to you at such an agoniszing time. I shall always be indebited to your husband for the support which he gave to my Trust as Head of Siemens's mobile 'phone division - it made all the difference to the thousands of young people we are here to help. I know that mere words are hopelessly inadequate in such miserable circumstances, but I just wanted you to know that you and your children are so much in my thoughts and prayers. Your most sincerely Charly I immediately wanted to share this with Ian, I wanted to say "look Ian, a letter to you from Prince Charles - imagine that!! Ian and I were priveleged to meet with Prince Charles and Camilla and spend the evening with them at a charity function at the Royal Albert Hall last October. The invitation was given as Siemens mobile were the main sponsor of the evening as part of the fund raising for the Princes Trust. We had an unforgettable night. The letter from HRH is something we will treasure for always along with the wonderful memories of a fantastic evening. Thank you!

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