A holiday fit for a royal
Despite writing to the Queen, Freddie Mitchell is still not the biggest royalist in his family. That’s his sister Charlotte, 12. Charlotte is a big royal fan, she follows the young royals on social media and is chuffed that one of the royal children also shares her name. But Freddie, 10, was the one who came up with the idea of writing to the Queen to ask if he could visit her when they holidayed in England on the off-chance she may reply.
Dad Grant thinks Freddie has been wanting to visit the palace as he’s a big fan of nice things. They have books on the royals in their tumoetai home and Freddie once said he’d like to see inside it.
So Freddiewrote a letter asking the queen if he could visit as the family discovered Buckingham Palace tours had finished for the season.
“We didn’t even know he had done it until he came out and asked ifwe knew the queen’s address,” Grant says.
Freddie addressed the envelope simply to The Queen, Buckingham Palace, England.
He was “gobsmacked” to find a letter for him six weeks later from the Queen’s lady-in-waiting thanking him for his letter and enclosing information about Buckingham Palace.
Freddie, Charlotte and mother Leanna are having a month-long holiday in Ireland and England to visit grandparents and sightsee. Grantwill join them this
weekend. Four nights will be spent in London and the family expects to visit Buckingham Palace on October 7 or 8.
They won’t be touring the palace but are excited at the thought of seeing it and the changing of the guard ceremony.
Freddie Mitchell was stoked to receive a letter back from Buckingham Palace.