Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Instrument of Consent

I'm not much for the Royal Wedding hoopla, but the Queen publicly issued the Instrument of Consent, a legal document she grants to members of the royal family when they wish to marry.

Yes, the document was done by hand. Cyberscribes the online calligraphers discussion group was speculating on the identity of the artist. Over the weekend this beautiful piece was identified as being done by calligrapher and illuminator, Timothy Noad

You can read about the historical significance of the document here

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful piece, thanks for sharing it. And thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not much into the royal wedding either but I did watch Diana get married, so I guess I'll be watching this one too.