Children in Robin class at Old Vicarage Day Nursery in Barrow had a celebration party after they received a letter from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Included in the letter, children received a photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, and their three children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte, as well as one of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Children received the letter after being encouraged by the preschool teacher, Rachel Smith, to write a letter to the royal couple.

Rachel Smith has spoken about the tradition of children sending letters to the royal family and responses they have received over the years.

She told The Mail: “We sent a big Christmas card to Buckingham Palace in December which all the children got involved with and then we received a card back with a lovely photo of Meghan and Harry inside.

“We organised a ‘royal party’ to celebrate and we had party food at snack time with mini cocktail sausages and cakes; then all the children made a crown.

“Everyone came in dressed up in something regal and a couple of the boys came in dressed as St George and the dragon.

“We always celebrate St George’s Day in April and we have been reading stories about it ahead of our royal tea party.

“We always enjoy incorporating different cultural celebrations into the curriculum at nursery, celebrating our own royal family underlines the British Values that we try to teach in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

“So far in 2019, the Hartington Street nursery has celebrated Chinese New Year, and during the course of the year we also celebrate festivals like Diwali, Eid, Hanukkah and Christmas.”

Original story by: The Mail

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