Lucky royal fans have been receiving touching letters from the Queen, thanking them for their support during her first Christmas and New Year’s Eve without Prince Philip.
- Christmas 2021 marked the first time he Queen spent the holidays without her husband Prince Philip in over 70 years.
- Royal fans who sent the Queen Christmas cards and letters are now starting to receive thank you notes from Windsor Castle.
- This royal news comes after Prince William and Kate Middleton made this rare parenting confession- and it’s so relatable.
The Queen has been penning heartfelt letters to royal fans, thanking them for their kindness and support in the lead-up to her first Christmas without her husband, Prince Philip.
The Queen also faced another disappointing Christmas, as she canceled the family’s festive party for the second year in a row, due to the Omicron variant. Traditionally the whole royal family spends Christmas at Sandringham. However, due to safety concerns, the Queen had a more low-key celebration at Windsor Castle, meaning she had to scrap her beloved traditional Christmas yet again.
Now, royal fans who sent the Queen letters and Christmas cards are receiving replies on behalf of Her Majesty.
One fan posted their letter to Instagram, which was written by the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, Annabel Whitehead.
“The Queen wishes me to thank you for the message you sent for Christmas and the New Year, which is greatly appreciated,” the letter says.
“Her Majesty has been most grateful for the particular kindness and support shown to her over the past year and I am to thank you very much for your thoughtfulness in writing at this time.”
The letter was printed on official Windsor Castle stationary and the lucky royal fan captioned the post excitedly, “I love getting hand-signed letters and this is signed by one of The Queen’s ladies-in-waiting, Annabel Whitehead!”
These letters are made all the more special, as this year is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70th year on the throne.