I was quite excited to come home for a holiday break to find a piece of royal mail waiting for me. It was even more exciting to see that it's from Liechtenstein. This the first reply I have gotten from Liechtenstein, for the first letter I sent them. I sent my 2nd letter to them just a little bit ago for Christmas.
I had written in October for Hereditary Princess Sophie's birthday. Hereditary Prince/ss means the same thing as Crown Prince/ss, different countries use the different titles. Some countries use neither and have a special title to denote the heir instead (e.g. Prince of Wales, Princess of Asturias, etc.).
The envelope is lovely. It reminds me a lot of Luxembourg's envelopes. It has a simple front, with a postmark and actual stamp, and on the back is the royal's address.
Of course the excitement of getting mail from Liechtenstein was doubled when I saw what was inside.
Inside is a very lovely note. It's gorgeous. I especially love the edges, and the embossed coat of arms. (You see a lot of embossed coat of arms on royal mail, but this is nicest I've seen. The paper is really nice and thick, so the coat of armed is raised quite a bit.)
It looks like the card is a pre-made thank you card, with "Many thanks for your kind wishes" pre-printed on it. They then added the mention of her birthday. Before Princess Sophie signed it.
I really like how they have this basic card they can use for anything that they were then able to personalize. It certainly must make their life earlier.
Princess Sophie wrote: "Dear Miss Daly" & "Sophie Liechtenstein"
I think this reply is definitely in my top 10.
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