The 1st response to my Christmas Letters arrived today. Although this was one of the 1st letters I managed to mail out, I certainly wasn't expecting a reply so quickly! The letter comes from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark.
I had previously written to their son Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Their replies were usually sent Economy and often took 45 days to arrive. This letter was mailed Priority and took 6 days to arrive.
The envelope looks similar to one I have received when writing to the Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, except the crown on the card and the back of the envelope was blue instead of black.
The Letter is a typical Christmas response, it has a generic message. But the letter is personalized with my name, the date the letter was written and the signature of Ingelise Riedel is hand-signed.
If I were to guess what kind of stationary it is, my guess is Conquer. This is a pretty popular brand among the european Royals. It's a cream color and laid (which describes how the paper is manufactured.)
With Laid paper it will have a bit of texture and when you hold it up to the light you can see some lines from the paper making process.
If you still want to mail Christmas Cards to the Royals, there is still time. We have reached that point where if you are mailing internationally, you letter may not arrive by Christmas. But as long as you get your card out in a reasonable time it is fine if it doesn't arrive on time. It takes a while for royals to send out replies.
More on Writing to the Royals for Christmas
Last Years Christmas reply from Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary