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.
“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.