Prince William and Kate Middleton are changing their sweet letter tradition

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The Cambridges are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis entertaining the public on the regular.

Yes, from Princess Charlotte’s first day of school and Prince Louis’ first Trooping of the Colour to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s relationship milestones, there’s a lot to celebrate.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that the Cambridge family are inundated with well-wishes, sent letters daily by followers and fans.

As of now however there will be some changes to how the Duke and Duchess respond to their post, with the couple set to cut down on their correspondence.

Twitter account British_RoyalReplies shared a letter on its platform from the Cambridges to a fan who had wished them luck for the King’s Cup regatta. After expressing thanks however, the letter went on to explain the change.

‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greatly appreciate all the messages that are sent in celebration of special events,’ the letter read. ‘However, with limited resources available to handle the growing volume of cards they receive, Their Royal Highnesses will now focus on responding to a select number of these occasions such as Christmas, birthdays and significant anniversaries.’

The internet was unsurprisingly divided on the subject, but while a lot of people found it ‘a bit sad’, the majority seemed to understand.

‘I'm not surprised, they must get mountains and if this stops it then that saves quite a few trees too from fans sending stuff and the replies going back, plus all the other added costs,’ one fan tweeted. ‘Just makes the replies people have more precious.’

The price of being popular! We can’t even imagine how much fan mail the Queen gets!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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