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The Cambridges

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pick Bhutan picture to send to well-wishers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently celebrated their sixth anniversary at the end April and those who sent the couple their best wishes received a token in return.

The Duke and Duchess chose a picture from their trip to Bhutan last year, taken by photographer Arthur Edwards on their hike to the monastery.

The two travelled to Bhutan last April combined with their India tour. On their final day in Bhutan, they climbed the 1,500 feet high Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

On their return to the base of the mountain, the Duke and Duchess stopped to talk to reporters about their experience. “It was amazing,” Prince William said. “Beautiful scenery, it was stunning to walk up there.”

“My father didn’t make it to the top,” he added jokingly. “So that’s something I’ll be reminding him of when I see him.” The Duke was, of course, referring to Prince Charles’s attempt to scale the mountain in 1998. The Prince of Wales did not make it all the way to the top because of his vertigo, but stopped at the halfway point and painted a watercolour of the region’s scenic beauty.

Accompanied with the anniversary picture was a message reading: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are most grateful to you for the message you so kindly took the trouble to send on the occasion of their 6th Wedding Anniversary. It was most thoughtful of you and Their Royal Highnesses send you their warmest thanks and best wishes,”

For those who congratulated the couple on Twitter, Kensington Palace tweeted out a picture of their wedding day, saying: “Thank you so much for all the lovely messages wishing The Duke and Duchess a happy sixth wedding anniversary.”

On 29 April 2011, Prince William, the second-in-line to the British throne married Catherine Middleton in a ceremony watched around the world taking place at Westminster Abbey. Tens of millions tuned in no matter the local hour to view, with a further 72 million live streaming the event on YouTube.