'Dear Queen, can I have goalposts?'
Published 02/09/2010 | 11:39
A six-year-old boy who lives on a royal estate wrote to the Queen to ask if she would put goalposts on his local play area.
Charlie Page, of Fakenham, Norfolk, picked up a pencil after a trip to the park and started his letter "dear the Queen".
He told her that he loved the park, which is part of the Queen's estate in Sandringham, but thought it would be better if there were "some goalposts".
Charlie's mother, Hannah Page, 27, said he received a reply a few weeks later from one of the Queen's senior correspondence officers.
"We talked about how the Queen lived nearby and owned the land," said Mrs Page, a receptionist.
"We were up there playing one day and he was talking about goalposts and, when we got back, he said 'right, I'm going to write to the Queen about this'."
She added: "He wrote a few paragraphs and addressed it to 'the Queen at Buckingham Palace' and we had a letter from a 'senior correspondence officer' who said she would pass Charlie's comments on to the land agent at the Sandringham Estate."