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Meghan Markle and Princess Diana, Royal Birds of a Feather, Both Adored *This* Pastime
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In the digital age, handwritten notes are in short supply. But that doesn’t mean a select (royal) few don’t appreciate the dying art form.

It turns out Meghan Markle, calligrapher extraordinaire, is one of these rare handwritten note hobbyists and—guess what—so was her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

According to Express, the Duchess of Sussex wrote about her adoration of handwritten correspondence on her now defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig.

“What trumps all is my love of writing (and receiving) a handwritten note. I absolutely relish it,” she reportedly wrote. “I know my mailman’s name, I race to the door when the mail comes (usually just fliers or bills) but I always hold out hope there will be a letter. A sweet letter. And then I will have the tactile experience of un-creasing the paper, reciting the words and holding someone’s thoughts in my hands.” Yep, spoken like a true letter writer.

Diana’s enjoyment of note writing was also well documented, according to Express. The publication claims the late princess was known to send out oodles of handwritten thank-you cards around special occasions. She famously even “sat down to answer many of the 47,000 letters of congratulations and 10,000 gifts which [her] wedding generated,” royal expert Andrew Morton told The Mirror.

It almost makes you want to write an old-fashioned letter…almost.

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