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Who writes to the Queen

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Tizliz Fri 26-Feb-21 10:37:58

The Queen said that she receives many letters about having the vaccination and that it doesn’t hurt. Why would you write to the Queen about this?

Billybob4491 Fri 26-Feb-21 10:42:52

I wouldn't

Gwenisgreat1 Fri 26-Feb-21 10:48:51

While I admire her, I've never thought about writing to her. What on earth would you say "You don't know me, but.............."

Peasblossom Fri 26-Feb-21 10:50:38

People write to the Queen about all sorts of things. For some she’s a mother figure, for others a sword of justice who will write their wrongs.

People ask for advice and give her advice and tell her about their family troubles, their dogs and horses.

They ask her to take action over disputes with neighbours, teachers, police, doctors and other authority figures.

Every letter receives a reply, usually a thank you for writing from a member of staff on the Queens behalf.

Peasblossom Fri 26-Feb-21 10:51:45

Right their wrongs.

(I’m getting worse😬)

jacqrose Fri 26-Feb-21 10:58:22

How strange to write to a stranger who is so far removed from everyday life and even refused to be seen getting the vaccine.

BlueBelle Fri 26-Feb-21 11:20:39

I agree I find this bizarre Do people wrote to the Pope too ?

silverlining48 Fri 26-Feb-21 11:23:04

Years ago my young niece wrote to the queen ( think it was some sort of celebration) and when a reply was received she framed it and put it in her bedroom wall. When I saw this later I recognised the person who had signed it as the aunt of my best friend, who had worked at Buck.Palace fir many years.

BlueSky Fri 26-Feb-21 11:30:18

I’m not a royal fan, but I found her “We’ll meet again...” speech last year, when we were in lockdown one, very touching.

Galaxy Fri 26-Feb-21 11:33:40

I once wrote to Queen, the band does that count.

Charleygirl5 Fri 26-Feb-21 11:40:02

Galaxy correct me if I am wrong but I do not think that the queen and Freddy Mercury have/had much in common!

Aveline Fri 26-Feb-21 11:47:11

I phoned the Queen once blush

GillT57 Fri 26-Feb-21 12:12:46

I can't imagine any reason why I would even think about writing to the Queen. There are people who knit baby clothes and send them to the palace when a royal baby is born. I like to think that those gifts are forwarded on to a charity that can make use of them.

Anniebach Fri 26-Feb-21 12:30:35

Perhaps the Queen has friends

grumppa Fri 26-Feb-21 13:02:39

I can’t imagine writing to her myself, but I can visualise someone totally frustrated with their treatment by a government department dropping her a line out of sheer desperation, on the grounds that there is no higher authority to turn to. I am sure that Buck House has procedures for dealing with that.

It is fun to consider Bumbling Boris at one of their presumably Zoomed weekly audiences being confronted by an irritated monarch waving a pile of letters she has received on a contentious matter.

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 26-Feb-21 13:06:03

I guess that most famous people receive letters from fans.
How awful to think of the Queen sitting there and not receiving any letters at all (apart from her family).
I wonder if she waits for the Postman to see whats arrived, especially on her Birthday? I quite like the thought of that.

Georgesgran Fri 26-Feb-21 14:54:21

The Queen wrote personally to a friend of ours, who’s dog had sired a litter of puppies for her. She wrote on both sides of the paper and he had the letter framed between 2 pieces of glass.

Calendargirl Fri 26-Feb-21 15:56:30

In answer to the OP, someone with plenty of time on their hands.

Do they really think the Queen slits her letters open with an embossed letter opener, dons the Royal specs, reads said letter, takes up her Mont Blanc fountain pen, composes a reply, signs ‘Elizabeth R’ with a flourish, licks the envelope and sticks a little picture of herself on the corner?

Surely not.

cornishpatsy Fri 26-Feb-21 16:10:18

Do you have inside knowledge Peasblossom or are you in fact her.grin

grandmajet Fri 26-Feb-21 16:18:14

I wonder how much she tips the postman at Christmas!

Aveline Fri 26-Feb-21 16:30:02

There's a staff of secretaries dealing with all the Royal correspondence. My Mum's friend was one of them and was sometimes called out of retirement to help out at busy times like Christmas or anniversaries and other royal events which require lots of letters/cards/invitations/thank yous etc.