A pony-loving eight-year-previous lady from place Victoria on Friday obtained 1 of the Queen’s ultimate letters, developing a lasting emotional relationship for her with one particular of modern day history’s main figures.
Olivia Akers, from Tallygaroopna in the state’s north, had composed to the Queen and despatched pictures of herself dressed as Her Majesty for an on line fancy costume competition.
Her mother and dairy farmer Natalie Akers said Olivia experienced dressed in a military services-design and style costume and mounted her pony Girl, full with facet saddle, to signify the Queen at the Trooping the Color ceremony.
“Olivia sent her letter back again in June and she’s patiently been asking, ‘Have we bought a letter back from the Queen?’,” Ms Akers informed the ABC’s Victorian Place Hour with Warwick Very long.
When the family woke on Friday and read the news of the Queen’s passing, they believed the letter would never ever arrive.
But there was a thing unique waiting for them at the Tallygaroopna post place of work.
“The girl at the publish business states, ‘You’ve acquired a extremely unique piece of mail today’,” Ms Akers explained.
“We had a bit of a greeting card for the Queen’s Jubilee thanking her for the letter, and then a personalised concept from the Queen’s woman-in-waiting acknowledging Liv sitting there on her ‘splendid’ pony.”
Queen ‘touched’ by letter
The letter from Balmoral Castle, dated August 25 and signed by girl-in-ready Annabel Whitehead, said the Queen had been “interested to see the photographs you enclosed in which you and your splendid pony, Woman, are depicted in the costume you chose for the celebratory competitiveness you entered”.
“Her Majesty was touched to know that you way too enjoy horse using, and I am to thank you again for your thoughtfulness in creating to the Queen as you did at this time,” the letter read through.
Ms Akers explained it as being “just wonderful”.
“We all received a little bit teary to have this sort of a distinctive letter get there and it truly is possibly a single of her very last letters that she would have created,” she explained.
Ms Akers rushed the letter to Olivia who was in university and her classmates all took turns to see the letter.
“I’m confident Olivia will treasure that letter for the rest of her everyday living,” she stated.