In the most recent episode of our fictitious series Royal Thank You’s Exposed, Kate and William have surprised well-wishers with a very delightful card.
The adorable royal reply
Lots of letter-writers shared the card on the popular social media platform including Instagrammer LoopyCrown3. She received a card from William and Kate, as well as one from Harry and Meghan and was obviously delighted by the royal snail mail.
“Fantastic reply from the Cambridges thanking me for sending my Christmas and New Year wishes,” she posted.
The card features a lovely photo of the family of five mostly beaming following Louis’ christening. Only Prince George looks a little bit unsure/tired of saying “Cheese”.
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The message inside the card reads:
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis thank you for your very kind Christmas message. Their Royal Highnesses send you their very best wishes for Christmas and for the New Year.” #AwNice
A ‘normal’ family?
Royal watchers on Instagram responded to the royal reply with enthusiasm and … questions.
“I know they are real people but it looks like a picture a “normal” family would take. So beautiful!” one Instagrammer posted.
“The fact that we have two future Kings and a queen consort in this photograph amazes me,” another gushed.
“I too have received the reply and I’m surprised they didn’t use the photo released for Xmas,” another royal fan commented. “Is it normal that they use an old photo?”
A look at previous royal replies show that they often do choose from already-released photos possibly due to the huge volume of mail the royals receive – and the lead time needed to respond to them all in a timely manner.
Perhaps you’ll be inspired to write to the royals once you see some of their recent thank you cards?! Scroll on for those and details of the royal birthdays and addresses to send your mail to.
Get your own Royal Mail
If you’d like to find a card from the royal family in your letterbox, here are some dates for your diary.
Duchess Kate – 9 January
The Queen – 21 April
Prince Louis – 23 April
Princess Charlotte – 2 May
Prince Philip – June 10
Prince William – 21 June
Duchess Camilla – 17 July
Prince George – 22 July
Duchess Meghan – 4 August
Prince Harry – 15 September
Prince Charles – 14 November
And the addresses to send your royal letter to are as follows:
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
London SW1A 1BA
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
London SW1A 1BA
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
London SW1A 1BA
Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery, if you want it to reach the royals in good time.