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Sir Richard Branson writes heart-warming letter to his grandchildren

21 August 2015
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Sir Richard Branson couldn't be happier since becoming a grandfather to not just one, but three babies in the last year. The doting "grand-dude" has written a touching letter to his grandchildren – daughter Holly's twins Etta and Artie, and son Sam's baby Eva-Deia - on his official website in which he shares his joy at the new additions to his family.

"When we welcomed you to our family, my heart swelled with love, and my thoughts flashed forward to all the adventures we are going to have together," he wrote. "I was instantly besotted, and thrilled beyond words."

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Richard Branson has written an open letter to his grandchildren

The Virgin tycoon said it had been an "incredible privilege and pleasure" to watch the babies grow over the last year, and shared some words of wisdom with the youngsters that he hopes for them to follow as they grow up.

"My golden rule in life is to have fun," Richard explained. "Life is not a dress rehearsal, so don't waste your precious time doing things that don't light your fire. Do what you enjoy, and enjoy what you do. Trust me; great things will follow."

Richard continued to advise his grandchildren to "dream big" and be open with everyone around them, especially their parents. "They will always be there for you, willing to share in your adventures, support your decisions and love you unreservedly," he wrote.

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Sam Branson and his wife Isabella welcomed their daughter in February

The 65-year-old concluded the open letter by reminding babies Etta, Artie and Eva-Deia: "You were born into a family that loves you wholeheartedly – never forget that."

Richard first became a grandfather on 20 December, when his daughter Holly welcomed her twins with husband Fred Andrews. The family grew further when Richard's son Sam and his wife Isabella became first-time parents to daughter Eva-Deia on 19 February.

It is not the first time the family have talked of their joy about the new arrivals; in March Sam said that fatherhood was "the most amazing ride" adding: "I have fallen more and more in love with her each second."

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