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Queen's unexpected response to four-year-old boy’s birthday invitation

Her Majesty is clearly the best queen in the world.

Queen Elizabeth replies to four-year-old boy's birthday invite

A British boy has received a reply from the Queen after he invited her to come to his house for his fifth birthday party.

Four-year-old Shaan Dulay decided he wanted Her Royal Highness to come to his big day not long after learning about the Queen in school, Metro.co.uk reports.

His mother Baljinder said Her Majesty might be a bit too busy at Buckingham Palace, but that didn’t stop the youngster from enlisting his mum's help to write a letter inviting the Queen to attend.

The sweet letter reads: “Dear HRH Queen Elizabeth, I think you are the best Queen in the world.

Both the Queen and Shaan share a love of horses. Photo: Getty Images
Both the Queen and Shaan share a love of horses. Photo: Getty Images

"I really like your crown and the red cloak you wear; it's like a superhero.

"I love horses just like you. I wish I could come and see your horses. That would be so amazing.

"When I grow up I am going to be a pilot. I would like to fly your planes.

"Mummy said be kind and help others. When I am big I am going to help the poor children like mummy does.

"Can you make everyone help the children as you are the Queen and everyone must listen to you?

"Can you please come to my house for my birthday? It is on June 25. I need to talk to you about horses, planes and the poor children.”

Waiting for a response was a tense time for the family who sent out the invite on March 13. While they'd all but lost hope, a letter bearing a Royal seal turned up May 3.

It read: “"Dear Shaan, The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your letter, and for your message of support for Her Majesty at this time.

"Although unable to accept your invitation to come to your house for tea, because of her very busy schedule, The Queen greatly appreciated your kind thought for her, and Her Majesty was pleased to learn that you too like horses.

"The Queen hopes you have a very happy birthday on 25th June."

The family couldn’t be happier with the reply and there are plans for a summert-ime visit to Buckingham Palace.

“I hope I meet her then,” the ever-optimistic Shaan says.