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Local man gets royal response after writing to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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Kenneth Oliver wrote to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and got a response. Kenneth Oliver wrote to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and got a response.
GODFREY. Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A Godfrey man says he has particular interest in the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Kenneth Oliver’s father fought in World War II and was stationed in England where he met Kenneth's mother.

“My mother was English and my father was American, so there was a connection with Prince Harry and his wife. She’s American and he’s English,” said Oliver.

Oliver was born in England and has dual citizenship. His parents moved to Alton, his father’s hometown, six months after he was born.

Oliver took time to write a letter to the royal couple sending them best wishes and did not expect to hear back. The next month, he received a letter that said “Royal Mail” and the postmark said “Buckingham Palace.” On the back, it read “Kensington Palace.”

“I was very surprised they would return it to a commoner. I thought it was very nice of them to take the time to do that,” said Oliver.

The return letter included the couple’s official engagement photo and a thank you.

Oliver said he is normally an early riser and will be up to watch the wedding on Saturday.

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