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British Royal Family

Candid, casual and as close as ever: Never-before-seen photos surface of the York family

One big happy family!

By Bella Brennan
With a surprise wedding and a baby on the way, 2020 is shaping up to be a huge year for the Yorks.
And now, their closeness as a strong family unit has been put on full display as a series of never-before-seen family photos have surfaced online.
This week, royal Instagram fan account @royaladdicted_replies, who documents their reply thank you notes from royal households in England and Europe, shared a collection of thank you cards from Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and their parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah the Duchess of York.
In one touching black-and-white photo, the royal sisters can be seen with their father Prince Andrew and Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank, whom she had married two months prior.
According to the caption, these thank you notes were sent out for Christmas 2018.
Princess Beatrice, Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank pose for a family photo. (Image: York family via @ royaladdicted_replies Instagram)
The royal sisters share a warm embrace. (Image: York family via @ royaladdicted_replies Instagram)
That same year, for another royal reply, two rarely-seen images have also surfaced.
In one, the sisters share a warm embrace. In the other, Prince Andrew smiles broadly at the camera, dressed in a suit as he taps away on his phone.
In another candid moment, sent out for the 2016 Christmas cards, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie share a candid selfie with their dad in the car during a getaway to Balmoral.
Prince Andrew in work mode. (Image: York family via @ royaladdicted_replies Instagram)
Royal watchers are able to write to members of the household, and most often will get a response. (Image: York family via @ royaladdicted_replies Instagram)
The British Royal Family's official website outlines how best to write to members and their relevant addresses.
"If you wish to write a formal letter, you can open with 'Madam' and close the letter with the form 'I have the honour to be, Madam, Your Majesty's humble and obedient servant.' This traditional approach is by no means obligatory. You should feel free to write in whatever style you feel comfortable," the website states of how to address The Queen.
Any messages of a political or personal nature will not warrant a response.
Earlier this week, a new photo from Princess Beatrice's wedding day to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi was revealed in a thank you note written by Sarah Ferguson and sent to a fan.
The York Family's thank you note. (Image: York family via @ royaladdicted_replies Instagram)

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