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Marriage of His Royal Highness The Prince Edward to Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones.



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PRIME MINISTER

 

MARRIAGE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE EDWARD TO MISS SOPHIE RHYS-JONES

 

I have asked the Australian High Commissioner in. London to deliver the following message to His Royal Highness The Prince Edward and Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones:

 

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Australia, I offer sincere good wishes to you both on the happy occasion of your marriage”.

 

The wedding gift from the Australian Government and the people will be a pair of marquetry panels made by New South Wales artist Michael Retter whose work is displayed in the extensive marquetry panelling at Parliament House, Canberra. The design, using Australian timbers, features Australian flora.

 

The inscription to accompany the work reads:

 

“Presented to His Royal Highness The Prince Edward and Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones with the good wishes of the Government and people of Australia. 19 June 1999”.

 

19 June 1999

 

 

jk  1999-06-22  11:28