Posted 21 July 2013 - 21:45
Actually she would use a Conway Stewart.... not a Parker 51...
Conway Stewart pens have graced the finest hands. Distinguished users include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and British Prime Ministers
It probably would end up being a Conway Stewart, although her personal pen is a burgundy Parker 51 with a gold filled cap.
CS keeps giving her commemorative fountain pens covered in gold and jewels, but I doubt she actually uses them except for the occasional signing ceremony. She is too practical for something like that. For her 60th wedding anniversary, CS gave her a solid gold pen and she actually wrote back to them saying that unless it wrote she could not accept the gift.
Parker still has the Royal Warrant as suppliers of "pens, pencils & inks" to the Queen.
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