Kate Middleton and Prince William write to ‘little girl’ who invited Prince George to her birthday
'Their Royal Highnesses were extremely grateful for your kind invitation,' the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's team said in a reply
Prince George was invited to the sixth birthday of a young girl by her mother, which he was unable to attend. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge replied to the girl's mother, who said they were "immensely touched" by the invitation.
A letter sent from Kensington Palace on behalf of William and Kate was shared on Twitter, under the username @xxAimeeRoxyxx. The account is restricted. However, excerpts from the letter have been shared by Hello magazine.
The letter read, "the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked me to thank you for your letter, in which you invite Prince George to your 6th Birthday party," adding, "I am sorry that it took so long to reply."
'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were immensely touched'
Furthermore, the letter stated, "Their Royal Highnesses were extremely grateful for your kind invitation. Having given careful consideration to the possibilities, however, I very much regret that Their Royal Highnesses reluctantly feel they have to decline. Nevertheless, I hope that you enjoyed your birthday."
The letter also added, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were immensely touched that you should take the trouble to write as you did to their son, Prince George. It really was most thoughtful of you and Their Royal Highnesses have asked me to send you their warmest thanks and best wishes."
It's unclear if Prince George himself is personally acquainted with the girl or whether she just had hopes of the prince attending her birthday party.
Recently, George turned 9 and celebrated his birthday on July 22. He is currently on vacation with his siblings Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.
The three are set to start at their new school in September, as they make a move from Kensington Palace in London to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor. Adelaide Cottage will give the children privacy to play, ride horses, and indulge in day-to-day activities away from the media glare. The 4-bedroom home is also close to Queen Elizabeth, who now permanently lives at Windsor Castle.
This is the first time Kate and William's children will attend the same school, said to be Lambrook School, in Ascot, near Windsor Castle.
This has been quite a busy year for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have been attending more official engagements, tours and public appearances than before as the Queen steps down from her royal duties.
Before they embark on their new journey at Windsor, the couple will be joining the Queen at Balmoral Castle where the monarch is enjoying a three-month summer getaway.