Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan - Wedding Reply (2018)

I long awaited reply arrived today from the UK. I had written to Harry & Meghan back in May to congratulate them on their wedding. This reply came about 5.5 months after I had written, which is a long response time, but not the longest I've seen. (That honor would go to the Queen's 90th Birthday Reply.)

The envelope is the usual from the British Royals, with the red postmark from the Court Post Office at Buckingham Palace.

The back of the envelope features a black with Kensington Palace written underneath, that is used for the Cambridges & Sussex's mail.  

The reply is the typical photo card, along with a letter.

The photo is one of the couple's official wedding photos taken by Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle. This was my favorite one of their wedding photos. I like how relaxed it seemed. But I'm not sure how I feel about a black and white photo being used for their photo reply. I think a colored photo would have been more elegant.

The message on the back of the card is the usual sort of thing.

The card reads:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been overwhelmed by all the incredibly kind cards and letters they have received on the occasion of their Wedding, and are so touched that you took the trouble to write as you did.  
It really was most thoughtful of you and greatly appreciated by Their Royal Highnesses who send you their very best wishes. 
I also received a letter from Claudia Spens, head of the Correspondence Section at Clarence House, thanking me for the donation I made in honor of the couple's wedding. I had made a donation to Myna Mahila Foundation, which was one of the seven charities Harry & Meghan suggested well-wishers donate to in lieu of sending a gift.

The letter reads:
Dear Miss Daly, 
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked me to thank you for your letter of 24th May and I must apologise for the delay in responding to you. As I am sure you can imagine, this has been a particularly busy time for this office and we have, consequently, been unable to reply as quickly as we should have liked to. 
It was so kind of you to take the trouble to write as you did and Their Royal Highnesses were immensely touches by your generous words of support. The Duke and Duchess were heartened to learn of the charitable donation you made to the Myna Mahila Foundation in their honour; this was most thoughtful and commendable of you and Their Royal Highnesses are incredibly grateful.  
Although unable to reply to you personally, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked me to send you their warmest thanks for your letter and their very best wishes.  
Yours sincerely,  
Claudia Spens
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  1. Really great reply!

  2. They don't spell apologize right!! Really?

    1. They spelt it correctly. Apologise is the British spelling. Apologize is the American spelling.

    2. You are a fool, of course they spelt it right. Well corrected Gert.

  3. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spent quite a bit of time since their wedding taking part in Royal duties and did not have the luxury of going off for three weeks of an uninterrupted honeymoon of rest and relaxation after their wedding. This in no way is meant as a put down to Princess Eugenie and her new Husband...so happy they could get away and enjoy this time tigether!!! The two couples just shouldn't continually be compared...very different circumstances regarding responsibilities, although thank you still in order and need to be sent. I'm sure, the Duke and Duchess will do their best to make sure everyone gets their "Thank Yous"! They definatdef appear to be a very thoughtful couple.

  4. Sorry your took so long. I got a response from the Duke and Duchess back in July 2018. I am certain they had a multitude of replies to get out so everyone should cut them some slack. I wasn't expecting to get anything at all from them!!!

  5. I am just curious if you wrote a letter to tell them you sent a donation?

    1. Yes. In my letter congratulation the couple on the birth of Archie, I mentioned I made a donation to rainforest alliance.