Royal seal of approval for Elise’s note

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Bunbury Primary School Year 6 student Elise Fry is all smiles after receiving a response to her hand-written letter to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Camera IconBunbury Primary School Year 6 student Elise Fry is all smiles after receiving a response to her hand-written letter to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Bunbury Primary School Year 6 student Elise Fry might just lure the royal Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Bunbury after writing to Kensington Palace.

Elise said she was thrilled to even have her letter acknowledged, let alone a written response.

“I sent a letter to prince Harry about how he could come to visit a different place in Australia and it would help the local economy and then people might want to come because someone well known has come to Bunbury,” Elise said.

“I was very surprised and excited and I didn’t think he would reply, even though he didn’t reply personally, he replied through someone else but I was still very excited.”

Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are presently in the midst of royal duties, in the couple’s response they did not say no on a return to Australia and potentially Bunbury.

“They said they don’t have any immediate plan to come but they would love to come to Australia again and visit and they wished me all the best,” Elise said.

“It would mean a lot because that would mean I’ve done something to help Bunbury.”

Bunbury Primary School Year 6 teacher Darline Morgan said the idea behind the school project was to promote the students’ writing skills and to voice their global concerns to someone of importance.

“It allowed the students to address issues close to their heart as well as learn how to properly write letters,” Mrs Morgan said. “It gave the students that joy of receiving a letter in the mail, which is a rare thing in the age of modern technology.”

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