Grassroots Charity to benefit from Royal wedding gift

6th November 2021
Grassroots Charity to benefit from Royal wedding gift

A unique pin decorated with a micro engraving of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is to be auctioned by Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers to raise money for marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage.


The 2cm long pin, engraved with a portrait of the royal couple surrounded by the inscription ‘HARRY & MEGAN 19TH MAY 2018’, was completed by micro artist Graham Short following a commission from Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery, to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markel. The engraving, though wonderfully detailed, cannot be seen by the naked eye however, accompanying the pin is an electronic magnifier to view the craftsmanship in full detail!


Before their Wedding the royal couple selected seven charities to benefit from donations in lieu of wedding gifts. Surfers Against Sewage were one of the seven lucky charities. Originally, the pin was due to be sold at auction in London in 2018 however, for reasons unknown, this did not occur, and Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery contacted Surfers Against Sewage, inviting the charity to Scotland to receive the pin.


Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive of Surfers Against sewage, said: “Surfers Against Sewage is thrilled to be one of the charities chosen to benefit from donations marking the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markel. Our work as a national marine conservation charity empowers tens of thousands of volunteers annually to protect beaches for everyone”.


Fast forward through the pandemic, the charity instructed Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers in Macclesfield, Cheshire to auction the pin on their behalf.


Senior Valuer and Auctioneer Aaron Dean comments ‘The team and I are thrilled to support Surfers Against Sewage and auction this unique pin on their behalf. It is astonishing to see so much detail on such a small surface which was created by hand’.


The pin will be auctioned on Friday November 19th at Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers in Macclesfield, Cheshire. For more information please contact Aaron Dean on the 01625 431788 or on

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