LITTLE Eve Gaitley-Stenton – who wrote to Prince William and Kate Middleton to share her plans for her sixth birthday on the same day as their wedding – was shocked to receive a royal reply from St James’ Palace.
The five-year-old, of Castleford, was “thrilled” to receive a response on behalf of the bride and groom after she sent a letter telling them she would be having a kings and queens themed party and to wish them well on their big day on Friday April 29.
Claudia Holloway, from the office of Prince William at the palace, replied to the Wheldon Road Infant School pupil saying the royal couple were “immensely touched” she had taken the time to write to them and they hoped she had a “wonderful” sixth birthday.
Her mum Faye Stenton, 30, of Carlyle Crescent, said: “Eve was absolutely over the moon, she was just thrilled.
“She wrote the letter during the last school holidays to tell them she had picked her party theme to celebrate their wedding and drew a picture of Prince William and Kate and her and her boyfriend Alex.
“She’d asked me if she’d get a reply, but I’d told her they were very busy people who get a lot of post and not to expect to hear anything.
“The letter is like gold, it’s so special – and she’s taken it into school to show her classmates. We’re going to frame it and make a box of keepsakes so she’ll always remember her sixth birthday.”