London: February 10, 1953. Signed, "Elizabeth R". Queen Elizabeth the Second framed document dated 1953. Measures 10.75 in. x 14.25 in. broadside size. Professionally framed and measures 17-in. x 20.5 in. total, not inspected out of the frame. The document is visible in full on a maroon matted background, recessed from the glass cover. Circular Royal Seal embossed along left margin. Attractive matching frame rimmed in raised gilt beads. Signatures also include the recipient, Alexander Forsyth, Second-Lieutenant and two additional, un-researched signatures ascribed to "By Her Majesty's Command". Not inspected outside of frame.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; b.1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms. When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth – then 25 years old – became head of the Commonwealth. She has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities, Brexit, Canadian patriation, and the decolonization of Africa. Elizabeth is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the longest-serving female head of state in world history, and the world's oldest living monarch. Support for the monarchy in the United Kingdom has been and remains consistently high, as does her personal popularity. Fine / in fine frame. Item #2694
"Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God...Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith....do Appoint you to be an Officer in Our Home Guard from the Eleventh day of December 1952." /s/ Elizabeth R.