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The Independent

Seven-year-old boy receives posthumous letter from Queen



A seven-year-old boy has acquired a letter from Queen Elizabeth II, posted to him on the day the late monarch died.

The message from the royal, despatched to Charlie, of Ilford, east London, got here in response to a be aware he had despatched to congratulate her on June’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

Charlie along with his letter from the Queen

(Gemma Berg)

His mom, Gemma Berg, was astonished by the arrival of the letter – full with the Queen’s “ER” royal cypher embossed in gold on the entrance of the cardboard – saying she couldn’t consider it was actual.

“I needed to say, ‘it’s truly from Buckingham Palace, it’s not me pretending’,” she informed the BBC.

{A photograph} of the monarch, sporting a silk headband and button-down coat, was hooked up to the again of the cardboard, photographs of the letter shared with the broadcaster present.

Written overleaf is a be aware of her “grateful thanks” for the schoolboy’s “sort message on the event of the seventieth anniversary of my accession to the throne”.

The letter from the Queen thanked Charlie for his sort message

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Ms Berg continued: “Charlie was so upset once I informed him that, sadly, the Queen had died. He mentioned that he hoped she had learn his letter earlier than she died.”

“It was so emotional and really particular to obtain, and much more so after we observed that it was despatched on the day the Queen had died.

“He requested if he might present his headteacher and she or he was so impressed,” she added, after which her son was invited to speak to his friends in regards to the change he had with the Queen at Friday’s college meeting.

The Queen has been mendacity in state forward of the funeral on Monday

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It comes as thousands of people continue to queue for hours to pay their respects to the Queen.

On Saturday, King Charles and the Prince of Wales made a shock go to to greet mourners for the Queen’s mendacity in state.

A whole bunch of individuals in line at Lambeth, southeast London, cheered and applauded as Charles and William emerged.

Many took images and pressed towards the steel boundaries, desirous to change a phrase with the King and the inheritor to the throne as they shook fingers with these closest.

Members of the group shouted “God Save the King”, “God Save the Prince of Wales” and “hip, hip, hooray” as every handed by.

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