The Princess Royal has sent a heartwarming letter to a 95-year-old grandma who has Alzheimer’s after she sent The Queen’s daughter some knitted items that she had made.
Lily Baker, who lives in Middlesbrough, was convinced that Princess Anne had asked her to knit some things for her.
After making her creations, Lily and her family sent the handmade knitted items to Buckingham Palace.
A few weeks later, Lily received a letter back from the office of Princess Anne who thanked her for sending in the knitting.
The letter was hand-signed by Anne’s Private Secretary, Captain Nick Wright, who was asked to convey her thanks on behalf of Her Royal Highness and her family.
Written on official Buckingham Palace paper, the letter reads: “The Princess Royal has asked me to thank you for the three splendid hand-knitted mufflers your daughter recently sent to the office for Her Royal Highness, her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and her daughter, Mrs Zara Tindall.
“Her Royal Highness was touched that you had thought to knit these mufflers for her and her family and I am sure they will be very useful, particularly at her home in Gloucester.
“Thank you again, and The Princess sends you her sincerest thanks and best wishes for the future.”
Lily and her family are delighted with the royal response and are glad that Princess Anne is enjoying her gifts.
Speaking to Royal Central, Lily’s granddaughter, Charlie, said: “My grandma is beyond thrilled that Princess Anne liked her gifts and my family and I are all very grateful for her response as my grandma is over the moon.”