[Sir Hardy Amies, couturier and dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II.] Typed Letter Signed to ‘Mr. de Winter’, sending profuse apologies for being ‘grossly impolite’ in not having responded to an invitation to a private view.

Sir Hardy Amies [Sir Edwin Hardy Amies] (1909-2003), English couturier, dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II from her accession in 1952 to his retirement in 1989
Publication details: 
25 November 1975; on letterhead of 14 Savile Row, W1 [London].
SKU: 23967

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded once. Signed ‘Hardy Amies’. He hardly knows how to apologise enough for having left his ‘very kind letter’ unanswered since the previous month. His only excuse is that he has ‘just returned from a five week visit to the USA, and amongst my papers I found your letter. / It matters little that I was not in the country at the time of the private view - it is grossly impolite of me not to have answered your very kindly-worded invitation.’ He concludes ‘In the hopes that you will forgive me and ask me again.’ See image