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William and Kate send thank you notes to Wellow Primary School pupils
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THE birth of the new prince filled classrooms across the country with excitement.
But after sending heart-filled messages to the royal couple a Hampshire school have had a special delivery of their own.
After hearing the news that Prince George has been born children of Wellow Primary School were inspired to make cards welcoming him into the world and send them to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
To their surprise, the class of class of eight and nine-yearolds were thrilled to receive a right royal reply – a package from St James’s Palace containing an envelope addressed to each child by name.
Inside the official envelopes were “thank you” messages and photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George.
The messages read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were most touched that you took the trouble to write as you did on the occasion of the birth of their son, Prince George.
“Their Royal Highnesses have been overwhelmed by all the wonderful messages they have received and send you their warmest thanks and best wishes.”
Teacher Kerry Somers said: “What was nice about it was that they sent one to each child so they all had individual letters in official envelopes.
“We’re always looking for opportunities for the children to bring their learning alive.
“We encourage the children to take an interest in current affairs and things that are going on in the world and they were all excited about the birth and it was the last day of term.
“Not only were they interested in the world around them and the fact that they can interact with it, but sending their letters and cards gave them a real purpose for writing and the children were thrilled to receive their royal letters.”
Prince George will be christened in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace on October 23.
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