Monday, 8 June 2015

Letter From Rebecca Deacon

After the Birth of Princess Charlotte last month I wrote to the Royals to send them my congratulations. I wrote to William and Catherine to congratulate them on the birth of their 1st daughter.

I also wrote a letter to the Cambridge's Staff congratulating them on what I thought was a job very well done at Lindo Wing. I thought they had learn a lot from Prince George's birth and did a incredible at making Princess Charlotte's birth a lot smoother and easier for everyone involved. It was amazing how even though you could be on the other side of the world, they created a feeling like you were a fan on the streets outside the hospital, although we probably had a better view.

I addressed the letter to Rebecca Deacon, Miguel Head, Jason Knauf, Nick Loughran, Katrina McKeever and others member of staff who had assisted at Lindo Wing. The envelope I addressed to Rebecca Deacon, the Duchess of Cambridge's Private Secretary, at Kensington Palace, where the Cambridge's office are located. Normal correspondence for the Royals Couple are dealt with and should be sent to Clarence House.

I wasn't 100% expecting a reply, since the letter was addressed and meant for the Cambridge staff, not the couple. I wasn't sure how they would feel about a letter being written to them personally. So I was very excited when I received a envelope in the mail with Catherine's monogram on the back. The envelope and stationary is the exact same as is used when Rebecca Deacon or others mail letters on the Duchess's behalf. When letters are sent on the couple's behalf Prince William's stationary is used. The reply was sent a month after I had mailed the letter and took 4 days to arrive. That is pretty good timing when writing to a British Royal.

The letter was pretty standard of what you see when writing to a British Royal. They usually start with addressing your letter, mention how touched they were and send their best wishes.

Even Rebecca Deacon is prone to a few mistakes, in the last paragraph of the letter Rebecca accidentally repeats "this comes" twice and on the envelope the word "Private" is misspelled.

This is probably one of my letter that I will most treasure, along with the card personally signed by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall I got back in April.

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