"Her Majesty thought it kind of you to write to her, and The Queen was pleased to see the photograph of your daughter," the letter said.
People are deeply mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth who bid farewell to the world on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. She left a deep impact on people of all ages and sizes, and this story of how she touched a little girl's life is a heartwarming story.
For Halloween in 2021, Jalayne Sutherland, a two-year-old from Florence, Kentucky, chose an outfit that was “fit for a queen.” During the holiday, people tend to show off their creative side, but this one was really impressive; so much so that she even received a letter from the palace for her look!
Despite having an age difference of about nine decades between them, little Jalayne completely nailed the look. According to TODAY, she wore a blue overcoat, wig, hat and the queen's signature pearls, and she even had some corgis by her side, just like the monarch herself.
Katelyn first took to social media to share pictures of her daughter's adorable costume. They went over so well that she was encouraged to send them to Buckingham Palace. To her amazement, she heard back a few weeks later — a letter straight from the Queen’s own office.
The letter was written and signed by Hon. Dame Mary Anne Morrison, the Queen’s longtime lady-in-waiting, who often handles her official correspondence.
"The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your letter, and for the photograph you thoughtfully enclosed. 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 Merry Christmas, and I am enclosing a little information about the Royal Pets, which Jalayne might like to have," the letter read.
Meanwhile, the little one and the Queen also had one thing in common: their love for corgis. The Queen has had Corgis going all the way back to the 1930s, and they’ve
always been a source of great comfort and joy to her.
Jalayne is also the proud owner of two Corgi dogs, who were right beside her on Halloween to help her complete the look. “When it comes to corgis, the Queen always comes to mind,” Katelyn Sutherland told WLWT. “So what better way to show their friendship and the bond they share.”
Queen Elizabeth's funeral will take place on September 19, 2022 and it will be viewed by millions across the world.
Cover Image Source: (L) Facebook | Katelyn Jalayne Sutherland (R) Getty Images | Photo by John Stillwell-WPA Pool