PRINCESS EUGENIE sent a lovely thank you note card to royal fans who sent their wishes to mark her first wedding anniversary – just days after Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William announced their crackdown on royal correspondence.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank expressed their gratitude to royal fans who took the time to write them thoughtful cards to wish the royal couple a happy first wedding anniversary. A picture of the letter sent by the couple was published on Instagram by royal fan account British Royal Replies.
The letter, dated October 12, 2019, featured the letterhead of Buckingham Palace.
Written on their behalf by the princess’ assistant private secretary Charlotte Fenn, the body of the letter is typed in an elegant font, while the address to the royal fan and the signature are handwritten.
Eugenie sent thank you cards to fans who sent their best wishes on her first wedding anniversary (Image: GETTY)
Eugenie and Jack’s letter sent to a royal fan (Image: INSTAGRAM/BRITISH ROYAL REPLIES)
The thank you note read: “Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank have asked me to thank you for sending them your congratulations on their first Wedding Anniversary.
“They are very grateful to you for thinking of them and send you their best wishes.”
The youngest daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew married Jack on October 12 last year in a fairytale ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Princess Eugenie and Jack got married in October last year (Image: GETTY)
And she publicly marked her anniversary by publishing a short video with key moments of her nuptials.
Eugenie wrote in the caption: “This was the greatest day of my life… forever and always!
“Happy one year anniversary, my Jack!”
This comes just days after Kate and William’s controversial decision to cut down on the thank you note cards they send to royal fans.
Eugenie and Jack got married (Image: GETTY)
A letter explaining why the Cambridges won’t reply anymore to each and every thank you note card they receive (Image: INSTAGRAM/BRITISH ROYAL REPLIES)
In late September, the same royal fan Instagram account revealed they received a letter from Kensington Palace explaining William and Kate will no longer answer to every single note sent by fans because of their “limited resources available” to handle the high volume of correspondence they receive.
The Cambridges, the letter continued, will only mark with a thank you card the most important occasions, such as big milestone anniversaries, birthdays and Christmas.
This information was given to the royal fan after they sent a card marking Kate and William’s wedding anniversary.
Prince William’s family tree (Image: GETTY)
In the letter, dated September 30, one royal aide wrote: “With regard to your inquiry about their wedding anniversary, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greatly appreciate all the messages that are sent in celebration of special events.
“However, with limited resources available to handle the growing volume of cards that they receive, Their Royal Highnesses will now focus on responding to a select number of these occasions such as Christmas, birthdays and significant anniversaries.”
But the royal fan was not left empty-handed, with the letter continuing: “Nevertheless, as a token of their appreciation, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked me to enclose a photograph which they hope you will like, and it is sent with Their Royal Highnesses’s warmest thanks and best wishes.”
Kate and Prince William are responding to royal fans’ cards marking only a select number of occasions (Image: GETTY)
This left some royal watchers “sad”, but many most of them seemed to understand the reason behind the decision taken by the palace.
One commented below the letter: “That’s lovely isn’t it.
“It’s sad but I suppose it is part of the success for the Cambridge/Sussex and other RF of the UK that they now have to be selective in their responses. Lovely picture though.”