The Crown stardust adds lustre to medals put up for sale by

Sir Martin, latterly Baron Charteris of Amisfield, received the Queen’s Service Order, the Order of the Bath, The Royal Victorian Order and France’s Legion d’Honneur among numerous military honours, to be sold as one collection for an estimate of up to  £15,000. To a new generation of Netflix viewers he is the unexpected star of The Crown, the charming private secretary so invaluable to the Queen during her early reign. The real life of Martin Charteris, from distinguished Second World War veteran to palace aide and beyond, is to be illustrated at an auction house later this month, as his family agree to sell his extraordinary lifetime collection of medals. The orders and medals, spanning decades…

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