‘Over 50,000 letters’ of condolences continue to flood in for King Charles and Camilla

Oct 05, 2022
King Charles and Camilla are inundated with letters and cards of support. Source: Getty

King Charles III and the Queen Consort Camilla have received “over 50,000 letters and cards” from supporters expressing their condolences and support since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty “peacefully” passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, and was officially laid to rest on September 19 at Windsor Castle in England.

Buckingham Palace shared images of the Correspondence Team sorting through the heaping piles of mail, including hand-drawn cards made with love.

“Over 50,000 letters and cards have been sent to The King, The Queen Consort and Members of The Royal Family following the death of Queen Elizabeth,” the Palace captioned the photos on Instagram.

“A small but dedicated Correspondence Team are carefully sorting, reading and responding to the messages as they arrive.”

 

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The Royal Family’s social media accounts were met with further messages of support and gratitude to the team working hard to respond to the letters and cards.

In a recent statement released by the Palace, His Majesty and the Royal Family have said they are “deeply moved” by the messages of support.

“His Majesty The King and the Royal Family wish to send their sincere gratitude for the messages of condolence received from around the world,” the statement read.

“The Royal Family has been deeply moved by the global response and affection shown for The Queen as people join them in mourning the loss of Her Majesty.”

In an effort to pay tribute to his late mother, in one of his first official acts as King, Charles personally picked images of Queen Elizabeth to be presented on a set of stamps in honour of the late Monarch’s 70-year reign.

The Royal Mail announced the commemorative stamp collection following the end of the mourning period for Her Majesty.

“For the past seventy years, every British stamp has been personally approved by Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth,” Simon Thompson, CEO of the Royal Mail, said in a statement.

“Today we are unveiling these stamps, the first to be approved by His Majesty The King, in tribute to a woman whose commitment to public service and duty was unparalleled in the history of this country.”

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