Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Grateful Kate and the handwritten Wimbledon thank you letter... with a spelling mistake


Flashback: Kate Middleton in the Wimbledon crowd three years ago. There are rumours she will be back this year

As one would expect from the future Duchess of Cambridge, she had impeccable manners.

But unfortunately for the then Kate Middleton, a handwritten letter to the All England Club has revealed that spelling is not her strongest point.

Despite her public school and university education, her note thanking club officials for a visit in July 2008 contains two mistakes.

In the letter, just unveiled in Wimbledon’s museum, she writes quite instead of quiet and confuses ’till with ’til.

Kate, whose brother James suffers from dyslexia, is a former pupil at Marlborough College, whose current boarding fees are £29,000 a year, and went on to study at St Andrews University.

This is a rare example of her handwriting before she joined the Royal Family and had flunkeys to check, or even write, letters for her.

Oops: One of Kate Middleton's errors

In a two-page letter displayed in a glass cabinet, she wrote in looping script: ‘Dear Sir. Thank you for your kind hospitality at Wimbledon last week. My friend and I had such a fantastic time and it was great to be able to enjoy the day knowing that we could have a little peace and quite if things got a little too hectic.

‘It was a wonderfully relaxed day and we even spent part of it on the “Henman/Murray Hill”, which was great fun. I really was not expecting to be looked after with such hospitality and I certainly wasn’t expecting to see any of the Centre Court games.

‘I do hope the end of the tournament runs smoothly and this fantastic weather lasts ’till the end of the week.

Rumours: Kate Middleton may attend this year's tournament before going to Canada and the U.S. with Prince William

‘Thank you again for making it such a fun and easy visit.’

The note, whose address is covered by a strategically placed Union Jack flag, is signed off: ‘Best wishes, Catherine Middleton.’

It is believed the duchess was consulted and gave her permission for it to be revealed to the public – perhaps unaware of her errors.

Speculation is rife at SW19 that she will visit with her sister Pippa before leaving for her first official royal tour of Canada and the U.S. with Prince William.

source :dailymail

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