The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have delighted well-wishers who congratulated them on their fifth wedding anniversary by sending thank you cards featuring a new photo of themselves. On the front of the card is an image of the royal couple looking the picture of happiness as they stand together in a garden – possibly in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
A photo of the card was shared on Twitter by royal photographer Paul Ratcliffe, who had sent an anniversary card to Prince William and Kate in April.
William and Kate star in a new portrait
"Lovely thank you card received from TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge for their 5th Wedding anniversary," he tweeted.
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The image shows Prince William smiling in a smart blue suit and tie while standing with his arm around the Duchess, who looks elegant in a cream jacket and pleated skirt.
A glimpse at the back of the card reveals the photo was taken by Chris Jelf, the photographer who was also responsible for capturing William and Kate's family portrait with Prince George and Princess Charlotte that was released to the public as an early Christmas gift.
The image features on the thank you card sent out to members of the public
The card read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were so touched that you took the trouble to write as you did on the occasion of their 5th Wedding Anniversary. It really was most thoughtful of you and Their Royal Highnesses send you their warmest thanks and best wishes."
Prince William and Kate celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary together on 29 April. They have since enjoyed a busy month that has seen them celebrate Princess Charlotte's first birthday and attend the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor, as well as launch their mental health charity Heads Together and attend their first garden party of the yearat Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.