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The King and Emily


When St Mary’s College Year 2 student Emily decided to write to King Charles III last year to express her condolences on the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, she wasn’t expecting a reply.

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But over the summer holidays she was delighted to receive a card from the King which read: “It was so very kind of you to send me such a wonderfully generous message following the death of my beloved mother. Your most thoughtful words are enormously comforting, and I cannot tell you how deeply they are appreciated at this time of immense sorrow.”

Emily has now replied to the letter and enclosed $5 so that the King can put it towards his savings to visit Australia.

“I sent the letter because I love England and the Queen so much,” Emily said.

“I felt really sad for King Charles because his mum died”.

A college spokesperson said the school was very proud of Emily’s generosity and thoughtfulness.

“Her actions are a great example of this year’s College theme ‘Connecting In, Reaching Out’,” she said.

“Emily has been quite excited to show staff and her peers that she received a letter from the King.”


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