Princess Eugenie of York is set to marry her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, October 12 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Coming hot on the heels of Prince Harry and Meghan's Markle May 19 nuptials, we couldn't be more excited for, not one, but two royal weddings this year. And, it seems like we're not alone—plenty of well-wishers sent Eugenie and Brooksbank their love following the pair's engagement announcement. Despite Princess Eugenie's royal status and busy schedule (what with planning a wedding, and all), the soon-to-be-bride took the time to thank her supporters in the most formal, personal fashion—mailing handwritten notes.
If you want a handwritten letter from a princess herself, now's your chance. Anyone who sent Eugenie and Brooksbank their love and support received a sweet letter and a copy of the betrothed couple's engagement photo in return. "We are so grateful for your lovely message congratulating us on our engagement," Eugenie wrote in the note. "We are so happy and excited and look forward to 2018 being a very special year for us. Thank you for thinking of us." The thank you's feature her cursive handwriting, with hers and Jack's signatures at the end, proving that the royal herself actually took the time to personally thank their supporters.
This wouldn't be the first time a royal has sent personal thank you notes to their commoner well-wishers. Prince William and Kate Middleton took a similar approach for their sixth anniversary last year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a typed letter and photo of themselves, looking dashing as ever, to anyone who wished them congratulations. "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," their notes read. "It was most thoughtful of you and Their Royal Highnesses send you their warmest thanks and best wishes." However, Eugenie took her thank you's one step further by penning them herself.
Eugenie, who is Prince Harry's cousin and eighth in line for the throne, has been with Brooksbank for over seven years, after the lovebirds met on a ski trip in 2010. If their grateful response to wedding fans is any indication of the pair's characters, these two will make for one classy and courteous royal duo.
While no invites have been sent out to the royal wedding yet (that we know of), Eugenie and Brooksbank have no shortage of A-list friends, from Ellie Goulding to Cara Delevingne, who may or may not have also received thank-you notes from their soon-to-be-wed BFF.
In an era that makes snail mail seem passé, these royals are keeping their good manners and etiquette in check. BRB, sending our congratulations to the happy pair ASAP.