There’s no denying that Prince William and his grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth, shared a close bond and now a recently released letter from Her Majesty to her grandson has further highlighted their “lovely relationship”.
The handwritten letter was shared to Twitter by the Royal Household Mail on Tuesday, October 25 and features a sweet message to the young Prince that was featured alongside an advent calender she had gifted him.
“William, I hope you enjoy opening this each day, Granny,” she wrote.
“William, I hope you enjoy opening this each day, Granny”- A card written in the hand of #QueenElizabethII & sent to the young #PrinceWilliam obviously along with an advent calendar. It was purchased from a former employee of #PrincessDiana. pic.twitter.com/qo6j882yUb
— Royal Household Mail ???????? ???????? (@RealRoyalMail) October 25, 2022
Royal fans were quick to share their thoughts on the touching letter with many reflecting on the “lovely relationship” the two shared.
“Aw I have never seen this!! They had such a lovely relationship,” one wrote.
“That is so nice.”
“Aawww how lovely. Beautiful, precious memory to treasure.”
“I give advent calendars to my granddaughters and always gave them to my children! Love this!”
“She loved her grandchildren.”
Following the Queen’s passing on Thursday, September 8, William issued a statement where he spoke of how “incredibly grateful” he was for the time he spent with his grandmother and how she was always there for him during the “happiest moments” and the “saddest days” of his life.
“I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade. My wife has had twenty years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives,” he said.
“She was by my side at my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real.
“I thank her for the kindness she showed my family and me. And I thank her on behalf of my generation for providing an example of service and dignity in public life that was from a different age, but always relevant to us all.
“My grandmother famously said that grief was the price we pay for love. All of the sadness we will feel in the coming weeks will be testament to the love we felt for our extraordinary Queen. I will honour her memory by supporting my father, The King, in every way I can.”
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As the Queen’s 70-year reign came to an end an outpouring of grief was felt across the globe.
Buckingham Palace announced her death in a statement after senior royals gathered at Balmoral following concern from the Queen’s doctors regarding her health earlier in the day.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the statement read.