Thursday, 19 March 2015

Letter from Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Today, I got a letter in the mail from Sweden. The letter was from Princess Madeleine. I had written to Madeleine in January to congratulate Madeleine and her husband Chris on the announcement of their second child.

The letter was written by Princess Madeleine's Secretary Anita Soderlind on A5 sized paper (Half Sheet) and hand-signed. The paper is the nice quality you would expect from the Royals, with a watermark reading Swedish Bond. The only royal mail (so far) I've received with a watermark.

The letter was quite brief, but still is one of my favorites. Included with the letter was this picture of Princess Madeleine, her husband Christopher O'Neill and daughter, Princess Leonore (from Leonore's Christening on 8 June 2014, their 1st wedding anniversary). The picture was the same size as the letter. This is quite larger than the pictures sent by the Cambridges or Prince Harry.

Another interesting thing about this letter is the date is written Month-Day-Year.  This format is predominately used in the USA. However, it is not the format used common in the rest of the world, including Sweden. They usually write it Day-Month-Year. (This is my only letter so far to write the date in this style.) I assume they wrote the date like this because I'm a American.

Princess Madeleine is due to give birth to their 2nd child in June of 2015, hopefully sometime after her brother's June 13th Wedding, which she is scheduled to attend.

Update: Princess Madeleine gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, June 15th (Or 15th June as they would write), 2 days after attending her brother's wedding!

Isn't He Cute?

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