PUBLISHED: 11:53, Wed, Oct 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:54, Wed, Oct 7, 2020
Princess Anne's kind spirit has been unveiled after family members of a royal aide found letters and messages gathered during her years of service. Marjorie Dawson was the personal dresser and maid to the Queen's beloved cousin, Princess Alexandra, for more than three decades.
While at the service of the royal for 36 years, Ms Dawson was in touch with several other members of the Royal Family - including the Princess Royal.
Among the items which came to light following Ms Dawson's death, there was a handwritten note from then 18-year-old Princess Anne.
Signed off with "love Anne", the message appears to be a thank you card sent to the royal maid after she helped the Queen's daughter.
It read: “Many thanks for looking after me so well, kindly and patiently...
Princess Anne opened up in a candid letter recently unearthed (Image: GETTY)
Princess Anne wrote a thank you note to Princess Alexandra's royal maid (Image: GETTY)
"I don’t know what I would have done without you.”
Ms Dawson, who died aged 104 last year, also collected dozens of Christmas and birthday cards, letters and invitations, the family said.
Ms Dawson’s great-cousin, 69-year-old David Knibb, said: "Marjorie married later in life to a royal butler, Willoughby Wood Barnard, but it was a single person’s job.
“She never had any children. It’s been a long process sorting through all the memorabilia.
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Prince Charles wrote a few letters to Marjorie Dawson (Image: GETTY)
“We’ve found Easter messages from the