My letter to the Queen

June 11, 2014



Her Majesty the Queen
Buckingham Palace
London SW1 1AA

Your Majesty, hi there

My name is Harry Riddles and I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but I think we might need some help. That’s why I’m writing to you. I live on a farm in Cornwall with my family – that’s my mum, my dad, my elder sister Charlotte and our dog, Dingbat.

My dog’s a mongrel and he’s pretty hilarious long as you don’t let him off the lead, then he can be like a real pain in the ass (no offence), especially if he sees RABBITS. And if he does see a rabbit, then he’ll chase it down a hole and then you’ll probably end up having to get a shovel to dig him out, which can take you like hours and hours, but that’s what he likes to do so we put up with it.

Anyway, my house is a nice house. In fact, I never want to leave it, but here’s the thing, my sister says if somebody doesn’t buy my dad’s movie soon, we’re going to be in big trouble and might even have to find somewhere new to live. I hope that’s not going to happen, but I don’t know so that’s why I thought I’d write to you. My history teacher, Mr Grigson, said you have like this really big house at Buckingham Palace with lots and lots of spare rooms now that all your family have moved out, which made me think you might get kind of lonely living there on your own, like my gran gets kind of lonely. She lives near Swindon and she’s always saying how much she wishes we’d come and live with her and I would write to her, but my dad hates Swindon. In fact, my dad doesn’t want to leave Cornwall, but if a push came to a shove, I’ll bet I could persuade him to give Buckingham Palace a try. So will you think about it? We’re nice people. Even my sister, who is almost sixteen, but with any luck she’ll be emigrating to Australia soon, so you won’t need to worry about her. And as long as you don’t have any pet rabbits, my dog is a great dog. Thanks a lot. That’s all I have to say.

Good luck and have fun.

Harry Riddles