Somewhere in Charleston, South Carolina, a teenage Meghan Markle fan is having a very good weekend.
Becca Anderson, the aforementioned royal fan, shared the unthinkable on her Instagram Stories this week: Anderson had received a letter from Buckingham Palace dictated by none other than the Duchess of Sussex.
Per The Daily Mail, Anderson told her Instagram followers that she had written Markle a “letter of encouragement.” (She didn’t specify what, exactly, her letter said.) And on Friday, the teen posted a picture of a letter she received from Markle’s team in return.
While the letter wasn’t written directly by Markle, it included a message straight from the royal to her U.S. fan. “Her Royal Highness appreciated your generous words of support and has asked me to send you warmest thanks,” it said. The letter was signed by Claudia Spens, who serves as the royal family’s official head of general correspondence.
Here’s the entire note, courtesy of The Daily Mail:
“The Duchess of Sussex has asked me to thank you for your thoughtful card. It was so kind of you to take the trouble to write as you did. Her Royal Highness appreciated your generous words of support and has asked me to send you warmest thanks and best wishes.”
Markle is known for keeping up correspondence with some of her admirers. In October, she enlisted Prince Harry to deliver a voicemail to Aleyna Genc, Markle’s longtime student pen pal, during one of his solo engagements. Markle began writing Genc after the student saw the duchess deliver a speech at the United Nations.
It hasn’t just been royal super fans who’ve shared kind messages with Markle lately. A wave of public support hit the Duchess of Sussex in October, following the release of a documentary in which she opened up about media scrutiny. “[…] not many people have asked if I’m okay. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes,” Markle said in the film regarding the pressure she’s endured.
For now, Markle and Prince Harry are far from the public eye. They’re in the middle of a six week break from royal duties.
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