A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl received the shock of her young life after a letter from the Queen dropped onto her doormat.
Alexandra Hakes received a special thank you from Her Majesty after she had got in touch herself a couple of weeks earlier to send her congratulations following the birth of her great grandson Prince George.
Following the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son, Alexandra, from Winshill, felt compelled to contact the Queen, after seeing her on TV.
With the help of mum Chrissie, she penned the letter and sent it off to Buckingham Palace, unaware that she would soon receive a response.
Mrs Hakes said: “She’s not long since had a new baby brother so the new arrival was fresh in her mind. She wanted to write to the Queen to say congratulations for her family’s own new arrival.
“She wrote the letter herself with me dictating. She said she was very pleased to hear about her new great grandson and that she would like to meet her some time.”
While that request remains on hold, Alexandra did at least receive a response, to the youngster’s delight.
In the message, written on behalf of Her Majesty, she thanked Alexandra for her kind words and thoughtfulness in taking the time to write to her.
Mrs Hakes said: “I thought as it had come from one of the Queen’s young subjects there was a fairly good chance of response, but on the other hand the Queen would have been overwhelmed with congratulations, so it was a nice surprise.
“Alexandra was absolutely over the moon. She wasn’t here when it came, so I rang her to tell her and she started screaming. She was so happy – she was telling everyone she had a letter from the Queen.
“She has a box where she keeps all her special things, and she will be keeping it safe in there.
“She will probably keep it for the rest of her life.”