8-year-old girl hopes the Queen reunites with Prince Philip in adorable tribute left at Green Park
LONDON, UK: "If you see a lady with short curly hair, her name is Dede, then that is my great grandma," a young girl wrote in a touching note to the Queen after her death on September 8. The poignant letter was tucked among the sea of flowers in the Queen's honour at Green Park. The touching messgage was written by an eight-year-old girl in remembrance of her grandmother, who "followed the life of her Queen until she, unfortunately, passed away a few months ago." They had been "reunited together," the message said.
The message read, "Dear Queen Elizabeth, A few days ago my mum told me that you were very ill and a few hours later she came to me with the sad news that you had passed away. I am thankful for everything you've done as a strong leader. I hope you will be reunited with Prince Phillip and if you see a lady with short curly hair, her name is Dede then that is my great grandma. Thank you for everything you have done. I love you." Below the photograph is a polaroid picture of the little girl's gran smiling while holding up a picture of Her Majesty.
The note was posted on social media by a mourner who had travelled to Green Park on Tuesday to pay their respects to Her Majesty, who died 'peacefully' at her Balmoral estate last week. They accompanied the picture with the caption, "Well, this tribute in #Greenpark finished me off…! #queenelizabeth #kingcharles3"
Flowers, cards, soft toys, drawings, Union Jack flags, and balloons are among the tributes that have flooded Green Park as people continue to go to the capital to offer their condolences. Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets and cheered last night as the Queen's coffin was ceremoniously driven from RAF Northolt to Buckingham Palace. Up to one million people are anticipated to visit the nation's capital starting today to view the Queen's casket as it lies in state at Westminster Hall until her state burial on September 19. People are waiting in lengthy lines down the Embankment as the Queen's lying-in-state is about to start. Later today, a solemn procession will carry Her Majesty's casket from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall. Members of the royal family, such as King Charles III, princes William and Harry, will follow the coffin as a gun carriage pulls it in the parade.