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    Default All those pommy pens?

    Great respect to Liz, a wonderful person. And good luck to Charlie - also a good bloke.
    But with all the important signings of enormous documents and books we saw on TV I wondered what pens the 'great & good' were using. I noticed some people used the pen provided, whilst others used their own.
    Any ideas? (Sorry I should have checked the pens in TV and movies thread first - there's interesting info there).
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    I understand Charles used a silver Montblanc and a dip pen.
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    I think that the provided pen was a Pilot V pen, Charles had a 146. Camilla struggled with the caps and the pen tray and the ink stand got in everyone's way.

    The entire ceremony and location were fascinating to watch and discover, history come to life.

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    Charles used his own Montblanc pen that he removed from his inside pocket and replaced there after each signing. At one point the pen trays or ink stands got in his way so much that he had them removed before he signed the documents as he preferred to sign angled rather than straight.
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    His beloved Mother used a Parker 51, which I think stayed on her desk, it looked like she carried a modern Parker Duofold, though usually a pen is given to the Queen for visitors books etc. Margaret Thatcher used a Parker Duo fold constantly. Maybe someone else knows if it was a Centennial or international ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    I think that the provided pen was a Pilot V pen, Charles had a 146. Camilla struggled with the caps and the pen tray and the ink stand got in everyone's way.

    The entire ceremony and location were fascinating to watch and discover, history come to life.
    By Pilot V, you mean Varsity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
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    I think that the provided pen was a Pilot V pen, Charles had a 146. Camilla struggled with the caps and the pen tray and the ink stand got in everyone's way.

    The entire ceremony and location were fascinating to watch and discover, history come to life.
    By Pilot V, you mean Varsity?
    Yes, the disposable pen. Amazon UK sell the Pilot as V pen.

    Not the most ecological pen by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
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    I think that the provided pen was a Pilot V pen, Charles had a 146. Camilla struggled with the caps and the pen tray and the ink stand got in everyone's way.

    The entire ceremony and location were fascinating to watch and discover, history come to life.
    By Pilot V, you mean Varsity?
    Yes, the disposable pen. Amazon UK sell the Pilot as V pen.

    Not the most ecological pen by any means.
    Funny. My wife had one, that worked for years. When the ink was used. I refilled it again. I have several now, refilling them when the ink is done for. I've never had them leak. They are very dependable actually. However, truth be said out of a 3 pack, one will not cooperate and breaks, so it's as ecologically inane as most Bics or cheap Chinese FPs..

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    I buy them for flights, that way if they break or leak, itís not a big deal. My first one lasted for about 10 years, if I had known at the time that they could be eyedroppered, I would still have it.

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    The V-Pen (or Varsity, depending on your part of the world) is one of the most inexpensive yet reliable fountain pens ever made. Something I am sadly reminded of every time I purchase an expensive pen that has to be returned to the manufacturer for poor performance.

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