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Children thrilled to receive message from Duke and Duchess of Sussex



Children from St Dunstan’s College’s reception classes were thrilled to receive a message from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today.

The response from Their Royal Highnesses came after classes 00P and 00R sent homemade cards to the Duke and Duchess to wish them a happy Christmas.

Two students with the response from Harry and Meghan. Photo: St Dunstan’s College

And today, Kensington Palace sent a response to the classes saying, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex thank you for the very kind message you sent for Christmas.

“This was most thoughtful of you and greatly appreciated by Their Royal Highnesses who send their best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.”

The card class 00P sent to the Duke and Duchess. Photo: St Dunstan’s College

The handmade cards from the students and individually signed by each pupil. Reception class 00P created their cards based on the famous Van Gogh “Starry Night” painting – a recent focus of their studies.

Photo: St Dunstan’s College

Photo: St Dunstan’s College

The Head of St Dunstan’s Pre-Prep, Tamara Shaw, remarked about the cards, “The children and staff were very excited to receive a reply from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

Photo: St Dunstan’s College

Photo: St Dunstan’s College

The other class, 00R, handcrafted their cards based on traditional Christmas images like Christmas trees.

Photo: St Dunstan’s College

Photo: St Dunstan’s College

Tamara Shaw, also said, “All of the children really enjoyed making the cards for the royal couple, and it was lovely to see the finished cards ready to be sent off.”

Shaw added, “It was great to receive something back from the palace. The children were excited to receive a message from a real prince and princess.”

The Christmas card from class 00R. Photo: St Dunstan’s College

St Dunstan’s College is a London independent co-educational school for children 3-18 based in Catford. It boasts The Very Reverend John Hall, who officiated the 29 April 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as a former pupil.



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.