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King’s Coronation thank you card revealed! Charles and Camilla tell royal fans they’re ‘deeply touched’ by the ‘most kind and thoughtful’ messages

The King and Queen have been delighting royal fans across the country after sending sweet replies to those who wrote to the couple to celebrate the Coronation.

Recipients of the signed cards have so far ranged from pupils at a school in Walsall, in the West Midlands, to a 91-year-old woman, from Bolton, who penned a poem to mark the monarch’s historic crowning.

The royal reply featured the official portrait of King Charles, 74, and Queen Camilla, 75, taken at Buckingham Palace following the Westminster Abbey service, while the front of the card showed the couple’s joint cypher, surrounded by a floral border.

Inside was also a sweet message signed by the King and Queen, which read: ‘We were deeply touched by your most kind and thoughtful message following our Coronation. 

‘We are enormously grateful to everyone who took part in the celebrations, and particularly appreciate that you so generously took the time to write to us on this very special occasion.’

The King and Queen have been delighting royal fans across the country after sending sweet replies (pictured) to those who wrote to the couple to celebrate the Coronation The King and Queen have been delighting royal fans across the country after sending sweet replies (pictured) to those who wrote to the couple to celebrate the Coronation

The King and Queen have been delighting royal fans across the country after sending sweet replies (pictured) to those who wrote to the couple to celebrate the Coronation

Mayfield Preparatory School in Walsall, near Birmingham, took to Twitter on Friday to reveal how their students received the reply from the monarch and his wife after the pupils sent a card to the couple to mark the May 6 event.

Sharing images of the card, as well as the letter that accompanied it, they wrote: ‘This week the school received a letter and card from His Majesty King Charles and Queen Camilla, thanking the pupils for writing to them on the occasion of their Coronation. 

‘The Head of the Royal Correspondence, Thomas Claridge, wrote the letter on their behalf. How lovely!’ 

Mr Claridge wrote in his note: ‘The King has asked me to thank you for your charming card, sent in celebration of Their Majesties’ Coronation.

‘The King was deeply touched that you should have taken the trouble to write, and would have me convey his warmest good wishes to all the pupils and staff at Mayfield Preparatory School.

‘I am to thank you once again for your thoughtful message at this time of celebration.’

Elsewhere, Gwyneth Cleworth, 91, from Bolton, was ‘thrilled to bits’ after receiving her signed card from King Charles and Queen Camilla.

She had penned a poem to the royal couple, which read: ‘The Coronation of King Charles III. What an amazing event for us all. A treasure to remember forever, and any time in life to recall.

Recipients of the signed cards (pictured left) have so far ranged from pupils at a school in Walsall, in the West Midlands, to a 91-year-old woman, from Bolton, who penned a poem to mark the monarch's historic crowning Recipients of the signed cards (pictured left) have so far ranged from pupils at a school in Walsall, in the West Midlands, to a 91-year-old woman, from Bolton, who penned a poem to mark the monarch's historic crowning

Recipients of the signed cards (pictured left) have so far ranged from pupils at a school in Walsall, in the West Midlands, to a 91-year-old woman, from Bolton, who penned a poem to mark the monarch’s historic crowning

Mayfield Preparatory School in Walsall, near Birmingham, took to Twitter on Friday to reveal how their students received the reply from the monarch and his wife after the pupils sent a card to the couple to mark the May 6 event Mayfield Preparatory School in Walsall, near Birmingham, took to Twitter on Friday to reveal how their students received the reply from the monarch and his wife after the pupils sent a card to the couple to mark the May 6 event

Mayfield Preparatory School in Walsall, near Birmingham, took to Twitter on Friday to reveal how their students received the reply from the monarch and his wife after the pupils sent a card to the couple to mark the May 6 event

‘Our United Kingdom – not alone on this day. Support comes from far and wide. Spreading good news in abundance, and sharing happiness by your side.

‘We all wish you well as our King. A fantastic time for us all. Your wonderful road ahead now beckons. So, enjoy and follow this call.’

Speaking about the moment she received the card, Mrs Cleworth told The Bolton News: ‘I was thrilled to bits when I saw the card, it made my day because it was my birthday when I opened it.’

The King and Queen’s joint new cypher was first publicly revealed last month on the cover of Royal Ascot’s official 2023 programme. It replaced the late Queen’s official royal emblem.

On social media, Royal Ascot shared a photograph of the new look, writing:  ‘We are delighted to unveil the racecard cover for the opening day of Royal Ascot 2023, the first displaying the joint cypher of Their Majesties The King & Queen.’

Both the King and Queen have individual cyphers. The joint cypher is more similar in design to Queen Camilla’s own emblem but adds an additional swirling C to represent the King. 

The royal reply featured the official portrait (pictured) of King Charles, 74, and Queen Camilla, 75, taken at Buckingham Palace following the Westminster Abbey service, while the front of the card showed the couple's joint cypher, surrounded by a floral border The royal reply featured the official portrait (pictured) of King Charles, 74, and Queen Camilla, 75, taken at Buckingham Palace following the Westminster Abbey service, while the front of the card showed the couple's joint cypher, surrounded by a floral border

The royal reply featured the official portrait (pictured) of King Charles, 74, and Queen Camilla, 75, taken at Buckingham Palace following the Westminster Abbey service, while the front of the card showed the couple’s joint cypher, surrounded by a floral border

The Queen Consort’s official cypher is a swirling ‘CR’ monogram under a Crown. The entwined letters stand for Camilla Regina – Latin for Queen. 

Like Charles’s cypher, Camilla’s design is based on the Tudor crown but is more elaborate and stylised.

It is the first time in 70 years that the country’s most famous horseracing event will carry a new cypher. 

The Queen, who passed away in Balmoral Castle last September, had a lifelong association with Royal Ascot, developing a love and passion for horse racing throughout her 70-year reign.

The event paid tribute via renaming a race in the late Queen’s honour. The Platinum Jubilee Stakes, a six-furlong sprint which was staged on the Saturday of Ascot’s five day meeting, will from now on be known as the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes.

Queen Elizabeth II had 24 winners in total, having been a keen racehorse owner, with her final triumph coming by way of Tactical in the Windsor Castle Stakes three years ago. 

Choir Boy raced home as her first ever winner during the 1953 Royal Hunt Cup, which occurred during the same week of Her Late Majesty’s coronation at Westminster Abbey.

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