The Queen’s Final Letter

Boy, 7 Receives posthumous letter from the Queen

The passing of Her Majesty the Queen has had an impact on all of us in the country. But for a boy of seven from Redbridge, in Ilford, it has left him with an extra special memory that will stay with him his whole life.

Charlie Berg who goes to Clore Tikva School in Barkingside wrote to the Queen in the summer to congratulate her on her Platinum Jubilee. Charlie was shocked to receive a letter from The Queen which had been posted on the day of her passing. The letter expressed the Queen’s ‘grateful thanks’ for his ‘kind message on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of my accession to the throne’


Charlie’s mother Gemma Berg said ‘I feel emotional about it, I was shocked that it had the post mark from the date she had sadly passed away and I knew how excited he would be. He said to me when he found out about her death do you think she would have read my letter, but we didn’t realise there would be a reply’.

Charlie added ‘when I opened my card, I was really excited I was so happy. I was smiling. I wanted to write to the Queen because I wanted her to visit my house so I could tell her about my family and hear about her family. My mum is going to frame the letter and put it somewhere safe so I can show all my friends’.

Margot Buller, Head Teacher at Clore Tikva School said’ As a school we have always taught the children to honour and respect the monarch. Earlier in the year we undertook celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, and we were so pleased that the children really engaged with the occasion. For one of our students to directly correspond with the monarch and receive a letter from the Queen on the day of her passing shows her dedication to her role’.

The news has caused a real stir with Charlie making an appearance on BBC London News and BBC Radio. 

He is now busy writing his next letter to congratulate His Majesty King Charles III on his accession to the throne and hopes he will visit his house soon.



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