Sunday, 25 June 2017

Prince Philip & Crown Prince Frederik - Birthday Replies (2017)

Two royal replies came last week.

Prince Philip

The first reply is from the UK. I wrote to Prince Philip at the beginning of the month for his 96th Birthday. This lovely reply came on Thursday, so it was very quick.

The reply is very similar to Prince Philip's previous birthday replies, but the message has slightly different wording each year. 

The letter is written by Captian Ben Tracey, who is Prince Philip's new Assistant Equerry. Prince Philip's old Assistant Equerry, Captain Frederick Moynan, just finished up his 2 year service.

Equerries are officers in the Armed Forces who serve in a Royal's household. Equerry's often help coordinate engagements, travel, etc. There are some Permanent Equerry's who service for a extended time. But most of the Equerry are young officers, who service for a 2 year period. 

The position of Equerry for a Royal will often rotate through the different branches of the Armed Forces.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark 

The 2nd reply is from Denmark. I had written in May for Frederik's 49th Birthday. The reply is exactly the same as previous years.

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1 comment:

  1. It was interesting to read about equerries. I got a reply signed by Ben Tracey as well.