Princess Eugenie has defied Prince William and Kate Middleton’s recent decision over royal notes after sending a lovely thank you note to her royal fans. It can be recalled that, just recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially announced their crackdown on royal correspondence, citing their lack of resources as the reason behind their decision.

Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank on Oct. 12, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. As the new royal couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary this year, they took the time to send out a lovely thank you card to their well-wishers.

Royal fan account British Royal Replies published an image of the letter sent by Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank, written on behalf of them by Princess Eugenie’s private secretary, Charlotte Fenn. “Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank 1st Wedding Anniversary,” the fan account wrote in the image’s caption.

Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank sent the letter on Sept. 27 but it wasn’t until Oct. 28 that it reached their royal fans. Featuring the letterhead of Buckingham Palace, the "Thank You" note also bears the signature of the royal couple.

“Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank have asked me to thank you for sending them your congratulations on their first Wedding Anniversary,” the letter read. “They are very grateful to you for thinking of them and send you their best wishes.”

The couple’s "Thank You" note reached the media a month after Prince William and Kate confirmed that they are cutting down on the thank you note cards they usually send to their fans. Prince William and Kate announced their controversial decision back in September, saying that they would no longer answer every single note sent by their fans.

According to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their limited resources prevent them from handling the high volume of correspondence they receive every day. However, they noted that they would still be sending thank you cards on the most important occasions.

“With regard to your inquiry about their wedding anniversary, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greatly appreciate all the messages that are sent in celebration of special events,” their announcement read. “However, with limited resources available to handling the growing volume of cards that they receive, Their Royal Highnesses will not focus on responding to a select number of these occasions such as Christmas, birthdays, and significant anniversaries,” the note added.  

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank leave after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Oct. 12, 2018, in Windsor, England. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images