A Meghan Markle admirer received a very special and unexpected message from the Duchess of Sussex recently.
The self-proclaimed Meghan Markle superfan, Becca Anderson from Charleston, South Carolina, shared with her followers that she had sent a “letter of encouragement” to Meghan Markle, though she didn’t detail what her initial correspondence read. Anderson then posted on her Instagram story a picture of a letter from Buckingham Palace signed by Claudia Spens, the royal family’s official head of general correspondence.
“The Duchess of Sussex has asked me to thank you for your thoughtful card. It was so kind of you to take the trouble to write as you did,” the letter began. “Her Royal Highness appreciated your generous words of support and has asked me to send you warmest thanks and best wishes.”
Though we don’t know what Anderson wrote to the duchess, clearly her message was touching enough for Meghan to ensure she received a response, especially considering Meghan, Prince Harry, and their son Archie are reportedly vacationing stateside while on a break from royal duties.
After a somewhat tumultuous year of media attention for the duchess, it’s comforting to know that not only can Meghan’s supporters reach out with comforting words, but that the duchess is also able to show her appreciation right back.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.