A BROTHER and sister have been given the royal seal of approval after writing a poem to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Jack and Georgia McGough were encouraged by their family to send a congratulatory letter to Her Majesty in recognition of her 60 years on the throne.
In the letter, the pair also asked for their love to be passed on to the Queen’s dogs and horses.
As part of their package, Georgia, eight, who will be joined at Seaham Trinity Primary School in September by her four-year-old brother, wrote a poem about the head of state and her husband.
Now the children have been thanked for their efforts after the Queen sent them a reply.
Georgia, who lives in Seaham with Jack, mum Kelly, 33, and dad Gavin, 34, said: “The letter was about her dogs and we also sent a poem about her and Prince Philip.
“We got a card back thanking us for our letter and that was a surprise.
“I like the Queen a lot and I watched the Jubilee on the television.”
Neil Roseberry, 45, who is step-dad to Kelly, helped the youngsters put together the pieces ready to post with wife Kaye, 54.
Neil, who is a mental health carer alongside Kaye, said: “The Queen on the throne for 60 years is only going to happen once in a lifetime.
“Georgia came up with what to put in the letter, Jack helped and we supported them.
“We didn’t think anything more of it.
“Then we were just overawed when we got the card in the post and it was lovely to be able to open it.
“Everybody was just flabbergasted and it will be a great thing for them to keep.”
Jack and Georgia’s poem
The sky is blue
The grass is green
It must be lovely
Being the Queen
Visiting places all over the land