The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank well-wishers with postcards

Since announcing their happy baby news Kate Middleton and Prince William have been inundated with messages of congratulations.

In response, the royal couple, who are expecting their first child in July, have sent specially created thank you cards to well-wishers. St James's Palace confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had been sending the postcards, which features a photo of the couple from their Jubilee tour to Singapore which they chose themselves.


On the reverse side is a message from William and Kate which reads "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were touched by your kind words following the wonderful news that they are expecting their first baby. It really was most thoughtful of you and Their Royal Highnesses send you their warmest thanks and best wishes."

The postcard also bears the pregnant Duchess' 'C' cypher.

Long before the 31-year-old Duchess fell pregnant, gifts from supporters were already flying in. An official gift-list released by the Palace in January showed that William and Kate received a host of baby clothes and toys throughout 2012.

Whilst on tour to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu the royal couple received traditional children's games, drawings, soft toys and dolls and during their official UK visits they were also given clothes, baby grows and booties.