'We are thinking of you': King Charles and Camilla receive over 50,000 letters of condolence from public

'We are thinking of you': King Charles and Camilla receive over 50,000 letters of condolence from public
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla received more than 50,000 condolence letters and cards since the Queen's death (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images; Royal Family/Instagram)

LONDON, ENGLAND: King Charles has been receiving immense love and support from the British public since he ascended the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. Now, the royal family revealed the King and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, have received more than 50,000 letter and cards from the public, offering their condolences during the grieving period.

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The royal family's Instagram account shared a slew of aesthetically pleasing pictures showing the thousands of condolence letters decorated with crowns, amid hundreds of stacks of envelopes on on Saturday, October 1. "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 the Queen Elizabeth. A small but dedicated Correspondence Team is carefully sorting, reading, and responding to the messages as they arrive," the caption read.

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One card shown in the image read, "We are thinking of you," while other letters were decorated with eye-soothing colors and dazzling drawings.


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This tsunami of support came as the King and Queen Consort prepare to make their first public appearance since the end of the mourning period with a visit to Scotland. Returning to their royal duties, the royal couple will visit Dunfermline Abbey to mark the former town achieving city status. They are also going to attend a council meeting at the City Chambers. The pair will host a reception to celebrate British South Asian communities at The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

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As per the royal announcement, Charles will hold his first state visit as monarch for the President and First Lady of South Africa in November. The new sovereign will welcome President Ramaphosa and his wife, Tshepo Motsepe, to Buckingham Palace alongside the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate. Ramaphosa's visit will take place from Tuesday, November 22 to Thursday, November 24.

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This visit is held to strengthen the bond between the two powers. King Charles first visited South Africa back in 1997 while on a tour, during which which he visited Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. Smitten by the country, He returned in 2011, but this time he was accompanied by Queen Consort - then the Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles was also seen attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela in 2013 where he paid tribute to the country’s first president and said the world would be a "poorer place without him."

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