The little girl was delighted when she got a letter back from the Queen who thanked her for her "kind words of sympathy."
A five-year-old Scunthorpe girl won the Queen's heart when she sent her a card to mark Prince Philip's death. The little girl was delighted when she got a letter back from the Queen who thanked her for her "kind words of sympathy."
The girl, Erin Bywater, had just started learning about the Royal family when she heard that Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip had just passed away. The five-year-old was keen on making the monarch feel better so she wrote a letter to her which reads, "Dear your majesty, My name is Erin I Am 5. I like your hats and coats. Do you have a royal cat or dog?
I have a cat called Simba. I know you are sad so thought you would like this picture. Love Erin." The adorable letter included a hand-drawn picture of the Queen, reported Grimsby Live.
To her surprise, the little girl received a reply from the Queen which read, "I send you my sincere thanks for your kind words of sympathy on the death of my husband. Elizabeth R.” Erin’s mum Nicola said, “The letter came as a complete surprise. She had only just started asking about who the Queen was and what she did the day before Prince Philip died, which was quite spooky. When she heard, she wanted to write a nice letter and card to cheer her up. We sent it off and didn’t expect to hear anything back.
Then on Saturday, we got a letter addressed to her from the Palace, which left her jumping up and down with joy. I can’t believe first of all that they replied, and second that they did it so quickly – they must be inundated with letters at the moment. She wants to tell absolutely everyone she knows, including all her teachers and friends. Once she’s taken it to school, we will put it somewhere safe where it can be treasured," reported Grimsby Live.