RESIDENTS at a Bewdley nursing home feel "honoured" to have received a reply from the office of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after they wrote to them congratulating them on the birth of Prince George.

Summerdyne Nursing Home residents, with the help of social carer Brenda Harper, wrote to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge about their experiences throughout their lives and how the royal family had played a big part.

They were thrilled when they received a reply from St James's Palace thanking them for their letter.

It read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked me to thank you for your charming letter.

"Their royal highnesses are grateful to you for taking the trouble to write as you did and were most touched by your very kind words of support for Prince George.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked me to send you all their warmest thanks and very best wishes."

Social carer Kelly Hurst said: "The residents and staff of Summerdyne feel very honoured to receive a reply from the Duke and Duchess.

"We are only a small nursing home and it is a great achievement to be acknowledged by royalty."