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PORTUGAL KING MANUEL GERMANY HOHENZOLLERN SIGMARINGEN CASTLE 1924
Letter from the Castle, Sigmaringen, Baden Wurttenberg dated 30 October 1924 to Mr Greenfield, manager of Coutts Bank, London from King Manuel of Portugal. King Manuel\'s wife\'s family lived at Schloss Signaringen and were a branch of the Hohenzollern family. King Manuel writes that the payment of 40 000 marks to King Manuel\'s account at Coutts begins on 1 November. The King continues \'it took lots of tact and diplomacy and no laughter\' to get the payment of the money. With fine signature \'Manuel R\'. \'Monsieur Loen has already sent 20 000 gold marks to Coutts for the credit of our account.\' A fine, unusual royal letter. Sigmaringen Castle was, in the closing months of World War Two, the seat of the Vichy French Government after France was liberated by the Allies.