Sending underwear to the Her Majesty The Queen might usually cause her to get her knickers in a twist, but it seems she was ‘frilled’ to receive a pair from pupils at Wrenthorpe Primary School.
They ‘screamed with delight’ when they received a letter from Windsor Castle thanking them for the gift, inspired by a children’s book called The Queen’s Knickers, by Nicholas Allan.
Class teacher Sally Mayman, said: “The theme for the term was ‘all dressed up’ and it began with looking at different materials in science, with a view to making something posh.
“When I came across this book, I thought we could bring it to life and actually design and make knickers for the Queen - what could be posher?
“We sent her a pair as a bit of fun, not expecting a reply, but I couldn’t believe it when the post arrived on Wednesday. I was jumping up and down with excitement and the children screamed with delight.”
The children wrote beautifully illustrated letters to the queen accompanying the royal gift that was especially made by their teacher Mrs Higgs.
The reply from her majesty’s lady in waiting, said: “The queen was interested to hear about the story you have read, and to see the photograph of all the special designs you have created for her majesty and her family. It was kind of you to enclose the gift.
“The queen does not have time to reply personally to all the hundreds of people who write to her every day, but she was very glad to hear from you. Her majesty thanks you once again for all the care you have taken with your letters and designs and wishes you all well.”
Mrs Mayman added: “We are going to frame it and put it up in school and the children all have a copy each, that the will be able to show to their grandchildren one day.”