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Date June 1981
Most everyone wished to touch royalty for this fairytale wedding between Prince Charles and the late Lady Diana Spencer. The artist being Canadian and, therefore a member of the British Commonwealth, decided to make them this gift of a ketuba as a gift of cultural goodwill.
It was imperative that Norman be in contact with the British Consul in order to execute this gift and to check to make sure it would be in the right context. After receiving their enthusiastic approval, the artist asked the British Consul General for the official name(s) of His Royal Highness. Norman was astounded when asked if he wanted all 52 of his official names! He chose the first five instead.
Among the press coverage for this gift of cultural goodwill was an article written by Norman's local hometown newspaper, The St. Catharines Standard, about the art of making ketubot and this royal gift.
If you'd like to read the article, simply click the crown (opposite).
Being a resident and lover of Jerusalem, it was an automatic decision that Jerusalem be its theme. The artist chose a circle shape to represent the harmony in marriage and also wished to represent the never-ending beauty and eternal glory of Jerusalem.
And you may be asking ...
Yes. Norman did receive a thank you note from Buckingham Palace.