Friday, 1 July 2016

July Q&A (2016)

As Always, Post your Royal Questions & I will get to them as soon as possible. 

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Question 1:  I was wondering if you knew if Diana, Princess of Wales used Montblanc pens to write with? 

Answer: Montblanc has really beautiful, well-crafted, luxury pens which are used by diplomats and royals around the world. So I wouldn't be surprised if Diana used one. 

We have seen the both the Queen and Prince Charles use Montblanc pens in the past. Montblanc even created a special pen for Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco's royal wedding to sign their wedding registry with. 

However, Parker Pen Company holds a Royal Warrant from both the Queen and Prince Charles, so I would expect she used Parker Pens alot. 

Question 2:  If I want to send a letter to Prince George for his birthday, is it Prince George and then the address or must I send it to Kate or William?

Answer: The Address is:

(Royal's Name)
Clarence House
London SW1A 1BA
United Kingdom

Who you address it to specifically depends on who you are writing to. Yes, it is for George's Birthday, but most people are really writing to Will and Kate. Unless your letter/card is actually meant for a 3 year old. I normally send it to "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge".

But there is no wrong answer. Regardless of who you address the letter to, George or his parents, you will get the same response. And the response will be send by his Parents.

Question 3: When does the Queen get back to Buckingham Palace after her summer holiday?

Answer: The Queen's Summer Holiday usually last till early October. 

Question 4: Do you think the new Prime Minister May will visit the Queen at Balmoral?

Answer: Yes, I would expect so. The Queen has a number of honored guests visit her at Balmoral each summer. The Prime Minister traditional spends a few days there.


  1. Gert - what a lovely thoughtful response! Thank you. I think you might be correct. Never thought of that. Should I treat myself to the Montblanc Grace of Monaco pen is the real question... Lovely picture too. I know I have said it before - but I love this blog. Best wishes, Peter.

    1. I'm glad you enjoy Gert's Royals, and thanks Peter for saying so. It's always wonderful to hear that people appreciate all the time and effort.

      I use to know someone with a Montblanc pen collection and they are absolutely beautiful writing instruments. I got to test out their Ingrid Bergman pen.

      I don't think I would ever want such a expensive pen, I would be so afraid of losing it. But if I did get a Montblanc, I would probably just stick with a simple Diplomat, either rollerball or a fountain pen (depending on what kind of use).