Sunday, 25 February 2018

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Christmas/ Engagement Reply (2017)

A reply arrived over the weekend from the UK. It's from Prince Harry & Meghan Markle thanking me for my Christmas and Engagement letter. It's a pretty exciting and special reply, as this is the 1st reply I've gotten from Meghan and is for such an important milestone in the young couple's life.

The reply is actually in response to two letters that I wrote. One to Prince Harry on November 26th wishing him a very Merry Christmas and New Years. And then a letter I wrote the next day, when Susprise! Prince Harry & Meghan Markle announced their engagement.

The reply came in 3 parts: a letter and two photocards.

The letter is from Claudia Spens, thanking me for my two letters. Claudia Spens is head of the Correspondence Section at Clarence House. I think it is really cool that despite the thousands of letters Clarence House has received over the last few months for Harry's Engagment, Christmas, Charles and Kate's Birthday, etc. that they were able to figure out I wrote two letters to Harry and sent one lovely reply for both. This is the first time I've received 1 reply for 2 letters.

I think it is So Cute! that Claudia said in the letter that it's a happy time for Harry & Meghan "and indeed for us all." I'm sure the Royal Staff are just as excited about the engagement as we all are. It reminds me of when in a reply from the Queen, one of her Ladies-in-Waiting wrote, "the arrival of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge has given much pleasure to the whole Royal Family."

The first photocard is for Christmas. The front of the card features the couple in Nottingham, on their 1st offical engagement together a few days after the announcement.

The message is slightly different from past years, and obvious Meghan has been added to the message. It's exciting that from now on we will be writing to the couple for Christmas, not just Harry. And hopefully over the next few years we will be seeing some more additions to the family. 

This Christmas Reply is extra special as it will be the only one that says "Prince Harry & Ms. Meghan Markle," as future Christmas replies will use their new title. 

The 2nd card is for the couple's engagment. The front features the couple during their engagement photocall in the garden at Kensington Palace. 

The back features a lovely message from the couple.

The envelope is the usual from the British Royals, but it was a little extra thick this time. This was the first time I've gotten a letter and two cards in a reply.

The back of the Envelope features the black crown with Kensington Palace which used by the William, Kate & Harry.

I'm still waiting on at least two more Christmas replies, The Queen & Philip and the Cambridges.

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  1. You may have received an answer from Princess Beatrice and Princess Margriet and King Felipe on the occasion of birthday?

    1. I did write to all of them for their birthday. I haven't received a reply for any of them yet. But I'm not expecting a reply. I haven't always gotten a reply from them.

    2. Does Princess Caroline (Monaco) write back on birthday wishes?

    3. I wrote to Princess Caroline in 2016 for her birthday, no reply. I wrote in 2017 and got a reply. I wrote for her birthday this year as well, and haven't gotten a reply yet.

    4. Thank you for the information.
      Good luck !

    5. Thank you,
      Good luck!
      Why did Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex reply to birthday wishes only in 2017?

    6. The Wessex's office has always not replied to letters (for the most part)............. And 2017 was the same. They did not reply to everyone who wrote to send Prince Edward birthday wishes.

      They have always replied to a few people who've written. and last year I guess I was one of those lucky people.