Toddler receives letter from Windsor Castle after dressing up as the Queen with her corgis

A one-year-old girl from Ohio received an unexpected response from the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II after she shared an adorable photo dressed as the monarch.

Jalayne Sutherland’s Halloween costume last year caught the attention of the British royal and her family was reportedly stunned to receive a response with the Windsor Castle insignia after sending photos and a note to Buckingham Palace.

“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!’” Jalayne’s mother, Katelyn Sutherland, told The Sun.

“We wanted to do something where they could all be included together. We are most definitely fans of the Royal family and truly admire how the Queen walks by faith,” she said, noting that a reply was not expected from the 95-year-old monarch.

But a response did, indeed, arrive, dated Dec. 9 from the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, the Hon. Mary Morrison.

(Image: The Sun screengrab)

“The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your letter, and for the photograph you thoughtfully enclosed,” Morrison wrote. “Her Majesty thought it 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,” she added.

Frieda Powers


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