We all had trouble not getting swept up in the buzz and media frenzy that surrounded the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011, and many Americans woke up in the middle of the night to be apart of this once in a lifetime event.
The children from the Choctaw Nation HeadStart may not have been up watching the extravagant wedding but they did decide not to let the event go unnoticed. They sent the couple many warm wishes and the best of luck in the form of letters and artwork.
In October they received a piece of Royal Mail stamped from Buckingham Palace. The children and staff at the Choctaw Nation HeadStart were overjoyed with the mail and they decided to share it with everyone as they feel it really belonged to the County.
It arrived in a relatively normal looking envelope, at first glance anyway. The front of the envelope was addressed to The Children and Staff of Choctaw Nation HeadStart, P.O. Box 97, Antlers, Oklahoma, 74523, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Seeing the country printed on the outside of the envelope was certainly not something that is seen everyday.
The envelope itself was made of a heavier than normal parchment and had a security feature of a completely black inside. On the front of the envelope the Couple’s Royal Seal, the Buckingham Palace Stamp, and the Royal Mail postage were found.
Inside the envelope was a beautifully printed postcard. On the front of the post card was a stunning wedding photo of the couple taken by Photographer Hugo Burnand. On the back of the post card the following was printed:
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were immensely touched that you should take the trouble to write as you did on the occasion of their Wedding and have been overwhelmed by the kind letters and cards that they have received. It really was most thoughtful of you and Their Royal Highnesses wish to send you their warmest thanks and best wishes.”