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Old 02-20-2017, 08:33 AM
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I remember an old lady getting the same birthday card from the Queen multiple years after turning 100. The palace sent William out to meet her. This is just another DM click bait piece.
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:41 AM
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Not sure if people know this but correspondence sent to the Cambridges goes to Clarence House, not Kensington Palace.

Thats also the reason the reply is identical to the reply you receive from Charles and Camilla.

Most letters (although some) don't receive a personal reply. There is a dedicated correspondence department that looks after that.
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:47 AM
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If people want to receive a personal reply, they should try sending very unique letters to the royals, instead of the same thing over and over again. Letters that stand out from the rest is the best.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:25 AM
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If people want to receive a personal reply, they should try sending very unique letters to the royals, instead of the same thing over and over again. Letters that stand out from the rest is the best.

Or maybe they shouldn't bother?

Who wants to answer letters from a stranger anyway? I think people are lucky to get a standard acknowledgment.

(Same with those people who write to film and television stars; I saw a show once which showed all the letters at some warehouse in Burbank being answered by studio employees. The celebrities never even saw them. )
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:40 AM
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I remember an old lady getting the same birthday card from the Queen multiple years after turning 100. The palace sent William out to meet her. This is just another DM click bait piece.
I do remember that and in fact, I found a link to the story released at the time. Its quite heartwarming.

109 year old complains about birthday cards from Queen, then gets visit from William

That is one thing I do admire about all the British royals just about. Even with all the correspondence they get from people all over the world, they do take the time to assure that letters and cards and greetings are acknowledged. With the sheer volume of mail coming in, it would be impossible for the receiving royal to actually read and reply to each and every letter they receive but I think our Dman has hit on the clincher. Write something totally unique to grab their attention. One case in point is when an American wrote to HM and asked her to please take the United States back.

American writes to the Queen asking her to take back control of the US because Presidential candidates 'aren’t up to par' | The Independent

I think too that sometimes writing a letter that expresses admiration or warm wishes on a happy occasion to someone we admire isn't always done in the hopes that the person will actually read them but it makes the sender feel good. It kind of works along the lines of how we have a specific thread to wish people "happy birthday" or "happy anniversary" even though we know the person we're wishing well will never, ever read it.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:00 AM
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Or maybe they shouldn't bother?

Who wants to answer letters from a stranger anyway? I think people are lucky to get a standard acknowledgment.

(Same with those people who write to film and television stars; I saw a show once which showed all the letters at some warehouse in Burbank being answered by studio employees. The celebrities never even saw them. )
I understand the desire to want to write to the royals. The royals have fans and pretty much exist due to the publics love for them. The problem is the Royals receive a great deal of letters on a daily bases, if you're going to write them, you better make sure your letter stands out and very unique than the rest.

Although, sending them letters for Christmas, Anniversaries and congratulating them on the birth of their babies are pretty much useless, imo. You're going to get the same reply pretty much every time.

Also, to write to the royals personally, I think you have to address it to their private secretaries. I think the letters have to be specially marked. Especially if you're sending them an invitation.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:19 PM
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They do hold hands, but the Windsor's aren't a family that show much affection in public.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:08 PM
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Yes we saw several pics of this (hand holding) when they were in India. They are fairly touchy feely really...he often puts his hand on her back or around her shoulders...and she often puts her hand on his arm or leg etc.


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Old 02-22-2017, 06:31 PM
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They've got two kids, so there's some touching.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:16 PM
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They've got two kids, so there's some touching.
We all know that our parents only touched once for each kid!
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:35 PM
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They've got two kids, so there's some touching.
Yeah well I'm talking about PDA!


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Old 02-22-2017, 08:24 PM
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Yes, I know. I'm just saying these people touch. They try to keep things professional when in public, but once in a while we get a glimpse into their love and affection for each other. They're also a little shy about what they have.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:39 PM
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Actually, I think William and Kate, like Harry, prefer to keep their personal and private lives out of the public domain. Sometimes though, those rare glances and body language does show us a little bit of how they feel about each other.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:05 PM
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Yes I agree Osipi (and Dman) ...they do try to keep their private lives very private and I think it's a good thing.


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Old 02-22-2017, 10:15 PM
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Who is Kate Middleton? What a ridiculous article. PDA tells you nothing. Looks, body language, and especially "leaning in" tells you a lot more about couples and co workers, friends, etc. relationships.
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Time for a new thread:
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