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Ever wondered how the Duchess of Cambridge signs off her emails?

Britian's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, chat at a school during a trip to Islamabad, Pakistan October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ian Vogler - RC1127947BD0

Ever wondered how the Duchess of Cambridge signs off her emails?

When it comes to email etiquette, it seems Duchess of Cambridge prefers an informal approach.

Ever wondered how the Duchess of Cambridge signs off her emails?

It turns out Duchess Kate is a little more casual when it comes to signing off her emails.

Kensington Palace recently shared an email from the Duchess to the Judges of her latest photography awards, ‘Hold Still’. Rather than signing off Catherine, or even Kate, the Duchess signed off the email ‘C’.

The incredibly informal but grounded approach, resonates with the Duchess’ open and approachable manner displayed as a member of the Royal family.

It also wasn’t the first time the Duchess of Cambridge signed off as ‘C’. Earlier in the campaign, she left candid messages of gratitude on several Instagram photos submitted for the initiative, signing off as “C.”

In one such photo, she wrote, “Thank you so much for taking part in the Hold Still project. I get so much joy from being outside and gardening too. C”

10 golden rules for sending emails 

  • Include a clear subject line, and not too many capitals – you don’t want people to think you are shouting at them
  • Address your recipient as you would in real life – short messages can come across as blunt and rude if you aren’t familiar with the people on the other end of the email
  • Use an appropriate greeting – Hi, Hello, Hey, Good morning – there are many options, just make sure you choose the right one!
  • Be aware that funny sayings or colloquialisms may be completely misconstrued
  • To emoji or not – perhaps think twice about this one!
  • Always state if your email needs an action and by when.
  • Check who you need to respond to – do you really need to ‘reply all’?
  • Always reply within 24 hours, even if it is to acknowledge an email and explain that you will revert with an appropriate response within a defined timescale. People don’t like to be ignored!
  • Remember, it’s in writing! Your email could be sent onto anyone, so make sure it isn’t inappropriate and reflects you as you want people to know you.
  • Always spellcheck. Most email servers these days have an automated spell check, make sure you take advantage of the technology available to you.

As for how to sign off emails, there are so many options.

The Duchess’ approach of using ‘C’ works well when connecting with people you already know. However, the safest approach is ‘Kind regards’ followed by your full name.

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