A seven-year-old girl who asked The Queen to be her pen pal was thrilled to get a reply – but says she had her sights set on meeting Prince George.
Hannah Taylor, of Stewkley, wrote a letter to Buckingham Palace in a bid to exchange letters with a Royal and compliment Her Royal Highness.
It read ‘Dear the Queen, will you be my pen pal? Love Hannah, p.s I think you’re great.’
And just one week later the Year 3 St Michael’s School student received a reply from Balmoral Castle from one of the ladies-in-waiting to thank her for writing.
Hannah said: “I don’t know why I wanted to write to her, but I wanted to meet Prince George.
“I couldn’t believe it when she replied, I felt really happy.
“I thought ‘oh wow’ I’m going to be in my school newsletter so all my friends will know.”
Hannah’s mum Alison said: “She just woke up one day and said ‘I want to write to The Queen and ask her to be my pen pal’.
“I think she thought they might invite her to go to the Palace and meet Prince George, which she really wanted to do.
“She had no doubt that The Queen would say ‘yes’, so she was a little disappointed when the letter arrived as she had her heart set on going to the Palace.
“But we were over the moon when it arrived because I couldn’t believe she had got a reply, never mind so quickly.
“I had to explain to her when she was writing the letter that the chances of it happening were slim so it would cushion the blow.”