It was perhaps one of the most exciting royal announcements of the year, when Princess Eugenie and boyfriend Jack announced their engagement just four weeks ago.
The happy news delighted people from across the globe – who couldn’t wait for a second royal wedding.
While many fans congratulated the couple on social media, many favoured a more personal approach – sending letters to the royal couple upon hearing the happy news.
And it looks as though the pair were determined to return the touching favour to their well-wishers, as they decided to add a very personal touch to their thank-you notes.
Instead of typing them out, Princess Eugenie and Jack instead chose to send hand-written thank you letters, adding a sweet touch to their messages.
The letters read, ‘We are so grateful for your lovely message congratulating us on our engagement. We are so happy and excited and look forward to 2018 being a very special year for us. Thank you for thinking of us.’
They were then personally signed by the happy couple.
The gesture is particuarly touching, given that hand-written messages from the Royal Family are pretty rare. While they regularly send out thank you notes for birthdays, births, engagements and anniversaries, they are usually typed.
Jack and Eugenie’s choice of a hand-written message has been compared to Meghan and Harry’s decision to type out their thank you notes.
Unlike Eugenie and her fiance’s, Meghan and Harry’s were typed out in a formal, cursive font.
Addressed from Kensington Palace, their thank you note read, ‘Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle were incredibly touched that you took the trouble to write as you did in connection to their forthcoming Wedding.
‘It really was most thoughtful of you and greatly appreciated. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle send you their warmest thanks and very best wishes.’
Eugenie and Jack will marry on 12th October, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Their big day will of course take place just six months after Eugenie’s cousin Harry’s.
Speaking about the proposal earlier this year, Princess Eugenie shared how special the moment between the long-term couple was.
“The lake was so beautiful, it was a special light and I even said, ‘This is an incredible moment’. And then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we had been together seven years.
“It was the perfect moment because we knew it was going to end up this way. I was over the moon, crying.”