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    Letter to a Monarch

    I am currently in the process of drafting a letter, addressed to a king. I was just wondering whether somebody could advise me as to how I should begin the opening paragraph.

    The purpose of the letter is to introduce a major event to the king, which isn't really the problem. I am just having problems beginning it. For example, I don't want to simply begin with..."I am writing to you regarding...".

    Can anyone help? If so, it would be much appreciated.


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    Re: Letter to a Monarch

    In a formal letter to a reigning monarch, it is traditional to begin with "If if please your majesty, the citizens of (or members of X Club/Group/Organization) would like to take this occasion to announce......"

    Or, a little less formal: "Your majesty, on behalf of ___________, I would like to announce......"

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    Re: Letter to a Monarch

    Letter Address:
    His (Her) Majesty King (Queen) ___________
    Address (letters traditionally are sent to reigning monarchs not directly but via the private secretary)

    Letter Greeting:
    Your Majesty; Sir or Madam

    Spoken and Written Forms of Address for U.S. Government Officials, Military Personnel, Foreign Officials, Nobility, and Religious Officials

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