I mailed all my cards off on 20 April. Today, I received a response to my message of condolence from Her Majesty The Queen.
Instead of a short letter on Buckingham Palace letterhead this was a card, much like the one sent for her 90th birthday. It shows a photo of Philip and bears a simple message of thanks from the Queen.
The message inside reads
I send you my sincere thanks for your kind words of sympathy on the death of my husband
This was the last of my condolence replies to arrive. You can see the others here:
I really do love writing to the royals and I’m always happy on a “Royal Mail Day” but these have been just as heartbreaking as they have been joy-giving. Seeing the way each royal responded to condolences taught me a little about each of them. Some of what I learned was surprising but some was not at all a surprise.