Letter: Prayers for monarchs and their families

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Sir: An Anglo-Jewish prayer book of 1807 asks God to 'bless, preserve, guard, assist, exalt and highly aggrandize our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King George the Third, our most amiable Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highnesses, George Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the Royal Family'. I would be surprised if this were the earliest such prayer for the Royal Family in either Jewish or Christian prayer books.

Yours faithfully,

LAWRENCE RIGAL

London, E1

24 August

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