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George VI - Letter to Lionel Logue

Not long before he died, King George VI wrote a thank-you letter to Lionel Logue.  His friend and speech therapist had recently sent the monarch a birthday present.

The letter - dated December 16, 1951 - was written less than two months before the King's death.  It is addressed to "My Dear Logue," and the King signs-off with his own name - "Albert."

Move the video forward - to 05:20 - to see the handwritten letter (which is part of the Logue family archives).  The letter is featured in this "60-Minutes" piece which aired February 20, 2011.


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Video of the "60 Minutes" segment online, courtesy CBS News via YouTube.  Copyright, CBS and "60 Minutes," all rights reserved.

 

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