Response to Royal Baby quilt makes ‘one old lady very happy’

PUBLISHED: 14:25 12 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:25 12 July 2013

Pauline Saunders with her letter and one of her blankets

Pauline Saunders with her letter and one of her blankets


A THANK you letter from the Palace “has made one old lady very happy”.

Pauline Saunders, 89, received the post after she sent a blanket, which she made from scratch, to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their new arrival.

And a few weeks ago she was delighted when she received a letter back thanking her for the gift.

The mother-of-three said: “It felt great.

“It has made an old lady very happy.”

It took more than an ounce of wool and a few months to make the multicoloured quilt and she has created another to send to Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London.

“It just gives me something to do,” she told the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

“This is probably the best one I have made.”

Mrs Saunders has been knitting blankets and toys since she moved to Guessens Grove, Welwyn Garden City, around 13 years ago and she is planning to make a snowman to send to the future King or Queen at Christmas.

Kate Middleton is due to give birth this month in a private wing at St Mary’s Paddington, London.

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