Prince William and Kate bring cheer to children from Forest school

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge delighted the pupils of Forest school when they sent a special Christmas card to the young children.

The Christmas cards were in response to handmade cards sent by the reception classes, the Rabbits and the Squirrels. Earlier this month the young pupils sent William, Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte handmade cards to wish the family a happy Christmas.

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The Duke and Duchess thanked the pupils of Forest School for their kind words

In response, the royal couple, who are looking forward to spending their first Christmas as a family of four, sent a Christmas card to each class to thank them for their kind words and well wishes.

The card, which featured a picture of the family from Charlotte's christening, read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte thank the children in Squirrels and Rabbits Class at Forest School for the very kind handmade card sent at Christmas and send their best wishes for the New Year."

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The pupils were told about the card during a visit from Santa Claus

Master in Charge of the Pre-Preparatory, Paul Faulkner was delighted with the response and said: "The children were very excited to receive the reply from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."

"We didn’t expect to get a reply so quickly, but it was lovely for the children to receive it just before the Christmas break," he added. "The card will be shared with the whole school during our end of term assemblies, and as the pupils will be learning more about the Royal Family next year, it’s a great way for them to learn more about them."

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The children were delighted to receive a response to their handmade Christmas cards

The pupils became very excited when they the news of the special cards was delivered to them during a visit from Father Christmas.

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