When the Duchess of Cambridge recently turned 37, she received hundreds of notes from fans wishing her the best for the upcoming year. And as a thank you, Kensington Palace sent sweet notes expressing their appreciation for the sentiments.
One of those who received a reply was Christin Zi, who shared the card with HELLO! The back of the card read: "It was so kind of you to write to The Duchess of Cambridge on the occasion of her 37th birthday. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated by Her Royal Highness who sends her warmest thanks and best wishes."
Of the card, Christin told the publication: "I think Kensington Palace and Clarence House are very busy, so maybe there wasn't time to decide on a new photo... But I am never disappointed, because receiving a reply always brings sunshine on a bad day. I am looking forward to see what I will receive in 2020. People always ask why I send the royal family letters. It's all about this joy and pleasure when you open the postbox and the replies, even when you know what's inside. This is always the highlight of your day."
Keeping things low key, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Kate's big day at their Norfolk home of Anmer Hall. The Mail on Sunday reported that there were a number of Kate’s friends on hand to celebrate her birthday, like Emilia Jardine-Paterson, her college hockey teammate. Emilia – Prince George’s godmother – also brought along her husband, David.
Also in attendance was Princess Charlotte’s godmother, Laura Meade, and her husband, James, as well as Kate’s longtime friend Sophie Carter and her husband, Robert. Many royal watchers will remember that the duchess played a role in Sophie and Robert’s nuptials in September 2018 – where Prince George and Princess Charlotte completely stole the show as bridesmaid and pageboy.