Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement last year sent waves of excitement around the globe and thousands of fans were quick to send cards congratulating them. Almost two months later, the couple has shared that they were "incredibly touched" by the reaction - and all of their well-wishers have received thank you notes from Buckingham Palace. Harry and Meghan chose to send a beautiful, candid photo which was taken during their engagement photocall at the end of November.
Watch the video above to see the card!
The message on the back reads: "Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle were incredibly touched that you took the trouble to write as you did in connection to their forthcoming Wedding. It really was most thoughtful of you and greatly appreciated. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle send you their warmest thanks and very best wishes."
The happy couple are due to marry on Saturday May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor. They announced their engagement in November 2017, after dating for a year and a half. Harry's communication's secretary Jason Knauf said the couple were delighted to be holding the nuptials in the "beautiful grounds of Windsor," adding that they would be putting their stamp on their wedding day. "They will be making sure it reflects who they are as a couple," he said.
It was also confirmed that the royal family will pay for the wedding, including the church service, the music, the flowers and the reception, and that Meghan, a protestant, will be baptized and confirmed before the big day. The American actress, who will become a senior HRH on marrying into the royal family, also intends to become a British citizen.
Meghan has already had a taste of the royal life. A few days after their wedding announcement, she and Harry visited Nottingham to carry out a day of engagements. The couple also visited Brixton in south London earlier this month – their second joint engagement and their first of the year.