Because they’re class acts, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are sending out thank-you notes to those who passed on their well wishes and baby gifts following the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge.
People Magazine got ahold of a note (before moi?), which featured a photo of the family leaving St. Mary’s Hospital on July 23rd, 2013.
On the other side of the card, a message of gratitude is written, along with the young prince’s birth date:
“Their Royal Highnesses have been overwhelmed by all the wonderful messages and gifts they have received and send you their warmest thanks and best wishes.”
The royal household is very good about responding to letters sent to Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. This also rings true for Buckingham Palace, where the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting respond to as many notes as possible.
Margaret Rhodes, Queen Elizabeth’s cousin and a former lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother, recalled answering posts at Clarence House.
“I spent a lot of my time at Clarence House responding to letters. Queen Elizabeth hada huge post, and every letter had to have a response, even if written by some poor person who was mildly deranged,” Rhodes wrote in her memoir, The Final Curtsy:
“There were quite a few of those, and also from people passionate about various causes, and from children. We tried to be as helpful and kind as we could but sadly, and very often, there was nothing we could do and the only course of action was to politely tell the writer that we had referred their problem to the appropriate Government department.”
It’s thought that Kensington Palace has hired extra help to get through the massive amounts of well wishes and gifts sent to the Cambridges.