The Queen has sent a rare letter to a toddler who lives in America after she dressed up as Her Majesty for Halloween last year. Katelyn Sutherland from Ohio wrote a letter to the Palace and included a sweet photograph of her one-year-old daughter Jalayne, who was dressed as the Queen and accompanied by two corgi dogs.
In the photograph, the toddler could be seen wearing a baby blue overcoat with a matching hat – an outfit almost identical to what the Queen usually wears. She teamed the look with a white wig and a regal pearl necklace.
Jalayne's mum sent the photograph with a letter across the pond with the hope that she would get a reply. Much to her surprise, a reply was exactly what she got – direct from Windsor Castle to her home in Ohio, US.
The Queen instructed her lady in waiting to pen a sweet letter to the toddler and on December 9, 2021 the letter was written and mailed to the Queen's youngest fan. The letter read, “The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your letter, and for the photograph you thoughtfully enclosed. Her Majesty thought it was kind of you to write to her, and the Queen was pleased to see the photograph of your daughter, Jalayne, in her splendid outfit.
“Her Majesty hopes you all have a very Merry Christmas, and I am enclosing a little information about the Royal Pets, which Jalayne might like to have.”
The mum of the toddler who dressed up as the Queen explained, "The biggest inspiration for the outfit was the fact that our dogs are our daughter's best friends. We wanted to do something where they could all be included together."
She then continued, "We are most definitely fans of the Royal family and truly admire how the Queen walks by faith."
Speaking about Halloween and how her daughter donned the outfit for an outing while trick or treating, she said, “While walking around on Halloween we received many, many compliments but my favourite reactions were when people bowed to her or did the royal wave and said, ‘Your Majesty!’”
People on Twitter have been losing it over the sweet and super rare gesture, with one writing, "Such a wonderful gesture that I'm sure have made this little girl very very happy. A nice thing to see in the world of today."
Another said, "Oh, how precious!! Frame that letter for sure!! I'm sure the Queen loved that pic too."
While someone else penned, "Outfit aside, that kid really looks like her! Same eyes, mouth, and similar expression."
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