Prince William thanks fans for birthday wishes with special cards and a photo

By Zach Harper

Prince William turned 37 on June 21, and he’s started sending fans thank-you cards for the birthday messages they sent him in the mail.

Royal fan Gertrude, who runs the blog Gert’s Royal Replies, writes to the family often and has been doing so since Prince George’s first birthday in 2014. Gert shared a letter and photo received in the mail from Kensington Palace on Aug. 26. The picture in question is from the Duke of Cambridge’s 2017 interview with British GQ. He also sent it to fans to say thank you for their birthday wishes that year and in 2018.

“The Duke of Cambridge is most grateful to you for writing as you did on the occasion of his 37 th birthday,” the note reads. “It was really most thoughtful of you and His Royal Highness sends you his warmest thanks and best wishes.”

In June, Gert also received a thank-you letter from the Queen after sending her a message for her 93rd birthday in April.

William and Kate also sent thank-you notes to fans who had wished Prince Louis a happy first birthday earlier this year, and back in February, Kate did the same for fans who wished her many happy returns on the occasion of her 37th.

“It was so kind of you to write to The Duchess of Cambridge on the occasion of her 37th birthday,” a note received by Christin Zi read. “Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated by Her Royal Highness, who sends her warmest thanks and best wishes.”

William, Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Louis have just returned home following a holiday at Balmoral in Scotland with the Queen and Prince Philip. Charlotte is set to start school next week at Thomas’s Battersea, and George will begin a new year there. The next day William will return to work when he visits Hendon Football Club in Kingsbury, London to learn about the club’s mental health outreach initiatives. The event is part of the royals’ Heads Up campaign.

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