Duchess of Gloucester
This first one is from the UK! I had written to the Duchess of Gloucester last month for her 71st Birthday. This reply came last week, a little less than a month after her birthday, which is a good response time. My replies from the two previous years came a little earlier, but I think I had written a little earlier then.
The Duke and Duchess share an office, so the Duchess doesn't have a separate stamp.
It's interesting to compare the different birthday replies from the Duchess over the years. In 2015, I got a personal letter in reply. In 2016, I got a form letter about her birthday. And this year a generic "thank you" card.
It is not unusual to see Royal send out both personal and generic replies.They get so much mail they can't send out a personal reply to everyone who writes, so most get a generic form reply. But many Royal offices do try to send out a few personal replies to some of the more touching letters and cards.
Queen Margrethe &
Prince Henrik of Denmark
I got this reply at the beginning of the month. Sorry, I've been a bit lazy about making a post. I had written to Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik for their 50th wedding anniversary, last month.
It's a typical reply from Queen Margrethe. It's a form letter. They filled in my name, and which ever aide-de-camp was working that day signed it.
Obviously, Prince Henrik is in our thoughts right now as he was hospitalized on Thursday with a leg infection from a wound. Henrik had Angioplasty surgery on Monday. The surgery helped clear a blocked artery, which was probably making the infection a lot worse. Prince Henrik is expected to be released tomorrow (Wednesday).