Youngsters at Whitby’s Airy Hill Primary School were excited when the postie dropped off the mail – for they received a letter from the Queen.
Pupils from year three had written to Her Majesty to wish her a very happy 90th birthday and were thrilled when the reply arrived all the way from Buckingham Palace.
Class teacher Chrissy Knight said: “We all composed our own individual letters to the Queen. We also wrote about our personalities, interests and what we have been learning at school.”
The pupils must have made a good impression.
An envelope with an ER stamp was addressed to The Children in Year Three class at Airy Hill.
Inside was a card with the picture of the Queen and a message which read: “I send you my grateful thanks for the kind words you have sent to me on the occasion of my 90th birthday.
A letter from the Queen’s lady-in-waiting added: “I am to send Her Majesty’s best wishes to you all and thank you, once again, for your thoughtfulness in writing.”
The date of the Queen’s birth is actually April 21, but she also celebrates an official birthday on a Saturday in June. This took place last Saturday, the day after her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, turned 95.