King Charles and Queen Camilla send a letter to schoolchildren who staged their very own coronation in the playground
- The mini royals staged a Coronation in the Suffolk playground last May
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King Charles III and Queen Camilla have sent a letter to a primary school that staged their own coronation.
Last May, children at St Gregory Primary School in Sudbury, Suffolk, crowned their own King Charles and Queen Camilla.
Five-year-old George Herbert and five-year-old Olivia Banks dressed up as Charles and Camilla as classmates cheered them on, according to ITV news.
After the staged coronation, miniature King Charles’ first order was free ice cream for everyone, which led to more cheers.
Now, the children have received another treat – a letter from Charles and Camilla.
George Herbert (left), five, and Olivia Banks (right), five played Charles and Camilla in a staged coronation
The sweet reenactment saw George sporting a crown and cloak as Charles and Olivia in a fur-lined cloak with a tiara as Camilla.
The pair walked out into the playground holding hands as the other children applauded the newly crowned mini royals.
Olivia said: ‘It was a bit fun and cool because when George said free ice cream for everyone, the ice cream truck came and it was so magic. I’m happy that we got a card.’
In a surprise, Charles and Camilla shared a touching sentiment with the children.
The royals sent them each their letter, completed with the coronation picture of Charles and Camilla inside.
Delighted, the children at the primary school each had the chance to read the special letter.
Headteacher Daniel Woodrow said: ‘We took the letter round to every class so all the children got to open it and read it and it’s on very posh expensive paper as you can imagine – so the sort of paper the children hadn’t seen before.’
‘And there’s a lovely commemorative card in there as well.
The school children received a letter (pictured) from the royals thanking them for their touching tribute
The royal reply featured the official portrait of King Charles, 74, and Queen Camilla, 75, taken at Buckingham Palace following the Westminster Abbey service
He continued: ”I think creating memories like that and happy places for the children to return to and remember when they have left primary school is really important.’
The royal reply featured the official portrait of King Charles, 74, and Queen Camilla, 75, taken at Buckingham Palace following the Westminster Abbey service.
Inside was also a sweet message signed by the King and Queen, which read: ‘We were deeply touched by your most kind and thoughtful message following our Coronation.
‘We are enormously grateful to everyone who took part in the celebrations, and particularly appreciate that you so generously took the time to write to us on this very special occasion.’
The school children watched the mock Coronation in the playground with two thrones and a red carpet
After the staged coronation, miniature King Charles’ first order was free ice cream for everyone, only leading to cheers
It comes after a boy who wrote to Prince William to invite him to attend his school’s mental health campaign launch was delighted to receive a personal reply from the royal.
Freddie Hadley, a 12-year-old student at St Michael’s CE High School in Rowley Regis, invited the future King to join him as a VIP guest at the launch of a mental health awareness campaign.
But since Prince William was unable to attend, he posted a public response on X (formerly Twitter), which read: ‘Good afternoon Freddie, I’m so sorry Catherine and I can’t be with you and the rest of the students at St Michael’s today.
Tackling mental health challenges and stigmas head on is so important, please keep up this important work. W.’
The schoolboy’s letter was posted on X by St Michael’s mental health lead, Kerry Whitehouse, and it has garnered over 265,000 views.
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