The messages that the Queen and Prince Philip received for their 71st wedding anniversary in November definitely didn’t go unnoticed.
The royal couple sent out thank-you notes to those who took the time to write congratulatory messages, with the Instagram account @crown.replies sharing the reply they received online.
The letter included a message from deputy correspondence co-ordinator at Kensington Palace Jennie Vine.
She shared: “The Queen has asked me to thank you for your kind message sent on the occasion of the seventy-first wedding anniversary of Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh.”
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With some replies, you just want to hug every person that works in the correspondence office! Yesterday I received a lovely reply from Buckingham Palace for the occasion of 71st wedding anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip. I am over the moon to have received this reply and the fact that Miss Vine has been kind enough to include a photo is just cherry on the top. It has been over 4 months since I have sent my letter and I have quite honestly forgotten about it, but it came! A lot of you are asking and worrying about when your replies will come and if they are going to come at all. Patience is a key element in this royal correspondence business. Patience. Don't expect to receive a reply in two weeks because it probably will not happen. Don't feel down if you see that everyone is getting a certain reply and you still haven't. You will – have patience. Maybe you really won't receive a reply, maybe it will get lost in the mail or some other reason but there are still ways for you to get it. You can always politely ask for a previous reply in your next letter and I am sure the office will gladly send you one if they have extra. × Have you ever forgotten about a reply and it came in the end? × × × #royalletter #royalmail #royalletters #royalreply #royalreplies #queenelizabethii #queenelizabeth #princephilip #dukeofedinburgh #thequeen #britishroyals #britishroyalfamily #weddinganniversary #marriagegoals #snailmail #buckinghampalace #crownreplies
The Queen’s letter, which was dated February 20, then included, “I am sorry that it has not been possible to reply to you before now.
“Your thoughtfulness in writing as you did was most appreciated and I am enclosing a photograph of The Queen and Prince Philip which I hope you will enjoy.”
The royal fan gushed in the caption, “I am over the moon to have received this reply and the fact that Miss Vine has been kind enough to include a photo is just [a] cherry on the top. It has been over four months since I have sent my letter and I have quite honestly forgotten about it, but it came!”
Queen Elizabeth was just 21 years old when she tied the knot with Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, then 26, at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.