PATRIOTIC pupils have had a brush with royalty.
Four friends from St Benet’s School have received a letter from the Queen after inviting her to their jubilee street party.
They were delighted with the special delivery which arrived at their school in Fulwell.
Unfortunately, Her Majesty is unable to attend the party due to her busy schedule this summer, but her letter will take pride of place in the school.
Year Six classmates Anna Fairbairn, Rachel Green, Olivia Wight and Amelia Aslett have also been given copies of the letter to take home with the them.
Deputy head Barbara Brown said: “We are going to have a party in the yard on June 1, like a street party, and we told the children they could invite anyone they want.
“Four of the girls decided to invite the Queen and were so excited to get a letter back. It arrived on really plush paper with a Buckingham Palace stamp and the House of Windsor crest.
“It was written by one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting and had lots of personal touches such as the date of the party.”
Fellow pupil Evan Longford also received a reply letter from his chosen celebrity guest – Keith Lemon.
The comedy TV presenter is unable to attend due to filming commitments.