I had written for King Philippe's 56th birthday, April 15th.
This is the first time I have ever received a letter from the Belgium Royals, previously just cards and pictures. The main reason I had written was King Philippe's birthday, which they don't mention in the letter.
Obviously, I had also expressed my sympathies about the recent attack in Brussels, and it had taken up a good portion of my letter. So it's understandable that I was sent this reply. My guess is this is a sort of form letter everyone who wrote to express their sympathies and support for Belgium following the attacks received.
This is not the first time I've received two replies for the same letter.
One thing I found very interesting was the letters and number on the top of the page (CC /MF /P 612.935). I have no idea what they mean. I assume they are some sort of way of documenting this letter. I had similar random letters and numbers on a letter from Netherlands last year.
The letter was written by Frans Van Daele, the Head of the King's Cabinet. The reply came super fast, it was written about the same day it was received.
As I said, I had received two identical letters. But what is interesting is one of the letters was accompanied by two pictures. (The other letter had no pictures.)
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