Royal fans in meltdown as Queen replies to adorable picture of toddler dressed as her
Katelyn Sutherland from Ohio, US, wrote a letter to the Palace and enclosed a photograph of her one-year-old daughter Jalayne Sutherland styled as the Queen. The little tot is pictured wearing a light-blue double-breasted overcoat with a matching hat, white wig and a string of pearls around her neck.
She is even photographed standing proudly beside two Corgis – a favourite of the Queen’s.
The letter was sent across the Atlantic on a whim but caught the attention of the royal household.
The Queen sent the toddler a response via one of her Ladies in Waiting who said Her Majesty was “pleased” by the picture and described the outfit as “splendid”.
A letter stamped with the Windsor Castle insignia was sent on December 9 from the Queen’s lady-in-waiting Marry Morrison.
A reply was sent from Windsor Castle on December 9 (Image: Nottinghamlive)
The letter said: “The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your letter, and for the photograph you thoughtfully enclosed.
“Her Majesty thought it was kind of you to write to her, and the Queen was pleased to see the photograph of your daughter, Jalayne, in her splendid outfit.
“Her Majesty hopes you all have a very Merry Christmas, and I am enclosing a little information about the Royal Pets, which Jalayne might like to have.”
The gesture has since delighted many royal fans on social media.
Jalayne Sutherland alongside two corgis (Image: Katelyn Sutherland )
One user, @Namaste17John, tweeted: “Such a wonderful gesture that I’m sure have made this little girl very very happy.
“A nice thing to see in the world of today.”
Another @velvetbarstool, said: “Her Majesty appreciates tasteful attire.”
A third, @MaskWash, added: “With Corgis too!”
Meanwhile a fourth royal watcher, @Nikhedonia11, simply wrote: “Very Regal!”
Ms Sutherland explained the outfit was worn for Halloween as the family wanted to do something to incorporate their dogs
She said: “The biggest inspiration for the outfit was the fact that our dogs are our daughter’s best friends.
“We wanted to do something where they could all be included together.
A map of royal residence around the UK (Image: EXPRESS)
“We are most definitely fans of the Royal family and truly admire how the Queen walks by faith.”
Ms Sutherland revealed the fancy dress attire shocked neighbours as they went out trick or treating.
She added: “While walking around on Halloween we received many, many compliments but my favourite reactions were when people bowed to her or did the royal wave and said, ‘Your Majesty!’”