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Royal seal of approval for Sussex girl's tribute
4:40pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
Millions across the world wished Her Majesty a happy Diamond Jubilee this summer – but not many got a reply.
But last week nine-year-old Holly Baldwin, from Seaford, received a rare letter in the post. The stamp on the envelope read “Buckingham Palace SW1A 1AA” and inside was an ornate fold-out card from the Queen herself.
Holly’s grandma, Christine Raw, said: “She was so excited by all the events this summer that she decided to send the Queen a letter.
"She is the kind of girl who writes everything down – she wastes tons of paper. She should be a journalist really. In the letter she wished her a happy Jubilee but didn’t think any more of it.”
But there among the mass of bills, newsletters and free newspapers was the special delivery.
Inside were the words: “I send you my grateful thanks for the words of loyalty and support which you have so kindly sent on the occasion of the Sixtieth Anniversary of my Accession to the Throne. ELIZABETH R 2012”.
Holly said: “I couldn’t believe it when it came through the letterbox. I wasn’t expecting anything but I think it’s really nice that she takes the time to say thank you.”