How very properly British -- and courteous! Prince William and Kate Middleton don't take their many, many well-wishers for granted. Following the July 22 arrival of their baby boy Prince George Alexander Louis, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took the admirable step of thanking those who sent notes of congratulations, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The British paper reports that the couple, both 31, sent thank you cards to all members of the public who included their return address with their letters.
"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," reads the card. "Their Royal Highnesses have been overwhelmed by all the wonderful messages they have received and send you their warmest thanks and best wishes."
The front of the card reportedly features a now-historic image of the royal family of three after they emerged on the steps outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London, introducing George one day after his birth. (Kate wore a bespoke Jenny Packham dress in cornflower blue, with her husband of two years wearing a button-down shirt in a similar shade.)
Explained a Palace rep: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very grateful for the support and goodwill being expressed at this happy time and wanted to acknowledge the letters and gifts they have received."