Queen’s visit to Harold Hill: Queen stops to talk to eight-year-old Sophie Milton

An eight-year-old managed to catch the Queen’s eye with a photo of the Diamond Jubilee Party at her school.

Sophie Milton from Pyrgo Priory School in Settle Road, Harold Hill was holding a photograph from the party when the Queen stopped to talk to her.

Sophie said: “She stopped and asked me what the photo was of.

“I told her that it was from our Jubilee party and and she said it looked very nice- I was just really happy.”

Sophie was one of 400 students from her school to wave the Queen off as she left Drapers’ Academy in Settle Road, last Friday.

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Teacher Fred Patten said: “It was very nice for the Queen to stop to talk to Sophie and I think it was the photo that caught her eye.”

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