By George! St Helens' Duke of Cambridge pub get royal baby congrats card...all the way from Boston (From St Helens Star)
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By George! St Helens' Duke of Cambridge pub get royal baby congrats card...all the way from Boston
You better check those bar optics dad! Chris and John Wilson at the Duke of Cambridge did a double take when they read the card from the US
MESSAGES of congratulations poured in to Kensington Palace from across the globe following the arrival of the royal baby Prince George.
But it appears a couple of well-wishers from Boston in the United States had a bit of a mix up when it came to directing a congratulations card to his parents... so much so that it ended up being delivered to a St Helens pub – named the Duke of Cambridge.
Landlords of the ‘Duke’ make a play of bearing the name of Prince William’s royal title.
Following his marriage in 2011 they received permission from Buckingham Palace to put up a picture of the Duke as a mark of respect.
But receiving mail intended for royalty is a new one for father and son Chris and John Wilson, who are joint landlords at the Duke Street pub.
They admitted to being in stitches when they opened the card to discover its meaning.
Chris, 60, admitted: “We pondered over it for a while thinking it may be a joke. But it’s not. We were in hysterics.”
The card was in an envelope addressed to Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 27 Duke Street, St Helens, Merseyside. A hand-written message inside the card, from Jack and Julianne Graham, from Braintree, Massachusetts, read simply: “Much happiness for you both!”
One possible explanation is that the well wishers mistakenly searched for the Duke of Cambridge’s address on the internet and mistakenly stumbled upon the town centre pub’s instead.
Chris added: “I can’t believe they’ve gone to so much trouble. It’s a nice touch, but so comical.
“They didn’t realise they were sending it to a pub. But I think we’ll frame it and put it behind the bar.”
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