Meghan Markle pens handwritten letter to fan after Oprah Interview

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Meghan Markle copped a fair bit of backlash from royal fans and commentators around the world after she and hubby Prince Harry sat down for an explosive tell-all with Oprah Winfrey.

But despite some of the rather shocking revelations the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made, and the media storm that came as a result, Meghan appears to have continued to take the time to keep in touch with her fans.

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Meghan Markle sparked a global media storm when she and Harry sat down with Oprah. Photo: Getty

One such fan has now revealed the personal, handwritten note they received from Meghan after contacting her about the now infamous Oprah sit-down.

A Duchess of Sussex Instagram fan page shared the note online, which was sent to the fan along with a copy of Meghan's children's book The Bench.

In it, Meghan thanked the fan for their "touching words" and for the "lovely gift for our little one".

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"I am so sorry for the delay in this response, but it took a while for your beautiful letter to find me," she continued.

"Your kindness has resonated so deeply with me and for that (and the lovely gifts for our little ones) I send you my great thanks.

"I wish you a life of joy, health, love and laughter. I wish you a future where you can accomplish all that you dream of. I trust that you will. Your good heart will guide you."

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Meghan's handwritten note thanked the fan for their 'touching words'. Photos: Instagram

She included her two dogs Pula and Guy in the letter and on the signed copy of The Bench, Meghan added: "To your very bright future!"

According to the post, the fan confirmed she sent her original note to the address listed on the couple’s Archewell charity website.

Meghan gives fan personalised note during live interview

With everything that has happened over the past 18 months, many may have forgotten other similar heartfelt moments Meghan was involved in back when she worked as an actress on the TV show Suits.

One such moment went viral, after Meghan stopped mid interview to hand a personal note to a fan sitting in the front row. 

A March 2016 taping of the BUILD Series in New York City, resurfaced earlier this year, and showed Meghan calling out a fan of hers in the audience named Emily Sorrells, who was in high school at the time.

"I only know (Emily) through Twitter and I knew she was coming because I saw it on social media," Meghan explained to the host. "She’s going on a trip soon to Costa Rica to do some aid work because she said that my UN stuff inspired her."

"I wrote you a letter, I brought it!" she added holding up a small parcel, which she then handed to the fan.

The clip went viral again after a fan shared it on Twitter, writing: "Don't forget Meghan did this. This is the kind of person she is."

Meghan a fan of handwriting notes

In March this year, Meghan also penned a touching letter to UK students for International Women's Day.

The letter to students at Robert Clack School in Dagenham, London, which she famously visited last year, before stepping down as a senior working royal along with Harry, was to mark the 50th anniversary of equal pay legislation in the UK,

In it, Meghan recalled her experience meeting with so many of the students and also encouraged them to continue celebrating trailblazing women in the years to come. The duchess also expressed empathy for the students who have needed to adjust to homeschooling over the last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham
Meghan visits the the Robert Clack Upper School in 2020. Photo: Getty

Meghan picked up the hobby during handwriting classes at school and also used the skill as a side job to support her early acting career.

"I would sit there with a little white tube sock on my hand so no hand oils got on the card, trying to pay my bills while auditioning," she told Esquire in 2013. 

"I’m glad that in the land of no one seeming to appreciate a handwritten note anymore that I can try to keep that alive."

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