SOFIA Ambrosino could not wipe the grin on her face as she clutched a letter with the royal seal of approval.
The Perth College student received a letter from the Queen recently after writing to her as part of a class assignment last year.
“We had to write an ‘I wish’ letter,” she said.
“Some people chose Donald Trump and other people, but I was the only one to write to the Queen, and I was the only one to get a reply.
“Everyone in my class was pretty excited.
“I wasn’t expecting a reply; I just really wanted her to read my letter.”
Sofia (10) expressed her concern to Her Majesty about less fortunate children in the world who did not have home, shelter or education, and asked what could be done to help.
“I wrote to the Queen because I thought she could actually do something about it – she’s a worldwide figure,” she said.
“The letter was written by her Senior Correspondence Officer, but it says that the Queen did read it, and had asked for a thank you letter to be written saying that careful note had been taken of my views for the welfare of children around the world.”
The Year 5 student said she had to research the proper way to address the Queen.
“I had to Google the address of Buckingham Palace, and also words like Her Majesty,” she said.
“It’s a bit odd writing to the Queen, you have to use all those complicated words.”
Sofia said her classmates were not the only ones excited about the letter.
“Mum has showed the whole family,” she said.
“She told my great grandmother, who is 92, and said, “she got a letter before you!”
“She also showed my aunty who said I should frame it; she showed everyone.
“I’m going to keep it forever and show my kids.”