Palace thank you for 35,000 cards celebrating royal occasions

Royal fans have sent more than 35,000 letters in celebration of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding, Prince Louis's birth and Princess Charlotte's third birthday, Kensington Palace has said.

The three royal events came during a four-week spell and had well-wishers sending their regards with cards, with a number of schools posting handmade efforts.

Kensington Palace thanked all those who marked the royal occasions in a tweet featuring a picture of some of the items received.

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The photograph showed cards on a table and one propped up decorated with a tree and the words 'Harry and Meghan. Congratulations on your wedding'.

The palace said: "Thank you everyone for the beautiful cards and letters following Princess Charlotte's third birthday, the birth of Prince Louis and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"We've received over 36,000 letters in the past month alone."

Harry and his wife married on May 19 in a service that combined British traditions with diversity and modernity.

Louis, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child, was born on April 23 - St George's Day - while their daughter Charlotte celebrated her third birthday on May 2.