A 10-year-old from Rickmansworth has received a touching letter from the royal family after his great-grandmother sadly passed away at the age of 94 on Valentine’s Day this year.
Oscar Maycock and his brother Archie had a brilliant relationship with Gillian Girle, their great-grandmother, and always said that if she reached 100-years-old that they could have her royal letter marking the occasion.
After being disappointed that he was not going to receive a letter that would have been a great memory for both of the brothers, their mother, Laura, suggested that Oscar wrote to the Queen instead, telling her all about Gillian.
A few weeks went by, but on Friday, June 19, Oscar received a reply from Windsor Castle.
The letter read: “Her Majesty was so sorry to learn the sad news about your beloved great grandmother, and The Queen sends her sympathy to you and your family.
“Her Majesty was, however, glad to know that you are being comforted by the many happy memories you have of the time you spent with your great grandmother.”
Laura spoke to RickyNews about how happy Oscar and the rest of the family were to receive the letter.
She said: “They had such a wonderful relationship, and she always laughed and joked with Oscar about giving him the letter if she reached 100-years-old. They miss her so much, but they were so excited when the letter arrived.
“We looked online to see if we could write to her about it and when we saw that we could, Oscar decided he was going to send one. We saw the royal logo on the envelope but didn’t want to open it until everyone was around. It was a great moment.
“My grandmother would have absolutely loved it if she were able to see the letter, she went to one of the Queen’s garden parties some time ago and absolutely adored the royal family.
“Oscar has recently just gone back to school and he has been showing the letter to all of his friends and the teachers. He was over the moon.”