A LITTLE girl from Herefordshire has received a special letter from the Queen after she designed her a new dress.

Ava Tozer-White sent in a design for a new dress and hat for the Queen, who Buckingham Palace confirmed died yesterday, for her to wear during the jubilee celebrations.

The nine-year-old drew it herself and didn’t share it with her parents as she said it was for the Queen’s eyes only.


She then asked her dad to help with sending it to the Queen and she wanted to post it in the special post-box that had a knitted Queen topper, in Saxon Gate.

Months passed and her family kept telling Ava not to be too disappointed if she didn’t hear off the Queen as she is a busy lady.

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But step-mum Gemma Moore said the schoolgirl didn’t lose hope.

But earlier this week a formal letter and card came from the palace to say thank you.


“Our hearts burst with love and pride; Ava always knew she would get a reply,” said Ms Moore.

“What made it even better the knitted topper was the same outfit she has on in the card.

“Little moments like this little girl’s dreams come true, lots of people asked me to share so I have, we are so, so pleased for her.”