THE ROYALS: Class 1J were happy to give us a royal wave. INSETS: The gifts in the package for the kids.
THE ROYALS: Class 1J were happy to give us a royal wave. INSETS: The gifts in the package for the kids. Kelly Butterworth

A royal surprise for St Patrick's Emerald

THE letters did not quite have the Hogwarts seal, but some lucky Emerald youngsters have received the letter of a lifetime.

Class 1J at St Patrick's Emerald, led by their wonderful teacher Nicole Jackson, took it upon themselves to send some lovely personal letters to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

What they weren't expecting was a fabulous package back from Kensington Palace complete with individual envelopes for each child with their name on them.

When speaking to the lucky class on Wednesday, their teacher Ms Jackson asked the kids who could remember where the little princess lived.

While the answer received was Disney World (granted, it was close - there are plenty of princesses there), the kids were nevertheless thrilled with their royal keepsakes.

St Patrick's assistant principal religious education Natalie McCosker said the letters from the palace were definitely a surprise.

"It is not every day that you receive a letter from Kensington Palace," Ms McCosker said.

"Earlier in the year, the students of Year 1J wrote personal letters of congratulations and well wishes to the newborn Princess Charlotte.

"In their letters they enquired about life as a princess and sent blessings for the newest princess.

"They were pleasantly surprised when they received a package from Kensington Palace thanking them for their letters."

In the package were individually labelled photographs of Princess Charlotte and a letter thanking the students for their warm wishes.


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