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Alice is in wonderland after royal thank you

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Mowat Court resident Alice Allan received some royal correspondence when Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton sent their ‘warmest thanks and best wishes’ after she wrote and congratulated them on their forthcoming marriage.

Alice, 84, was encouraged to send a card to the couple by key worker Dorothy Millar, after mentioning how delighted she was that the couple were soon to wed.

A letter arrived addressed to a delighted Alice bearing the royal insignia. It said: ‘Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have asked me to thank you for your very kind card. News of the forthcoming wedding has cheered up so many people and I do hope that you will be able to watch the ceremony on the television. It will be a splendid day.’

The letter went on: ‘His Royal Highness and Miss Middleton   were immensely touched that you should take the trouble to send a card. It was greatly appreciated and Prince William and Miss Middleton have asked me to send you their warmest thanks and best wishes.’

Another letter arrived from St. James Palace a few days later but this time for Dorothy Millar and the rest of the staff at Mowat Court.

Again, written on behalf of the royal couple, the letter said: ‘You are involved in such a worthwhile profession and it was so good of you to have found the time to do such a splendid thing for Alice.’

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