Most children don’t stray too far from what’s expected for their first Halloween. They dress up as fairies, dinosaurs, or some type of Avenger.
Jalayne decided to dress up as Queen Elizabeth II for her first Halloween. The royal response to Jalayne and her family was sent by Her Majesty.
In every child’s life, Halloween is a right of passage.
The best holiday of the year happens on the 31st of October, and real people know that. This is the first time many children will be free.
Kids get the green light to eat as much candy as they want.
I used to fill entire pillowcases when I was young. I would eat my weight in candy back then.
You get to dress up as your favorite characters, fictional and otherwise.
Kids want to dress up as their favorite TV character or superhero when they’re young. Jalayne decided to go a different route for her first Halloween.
Little Jalayne went as Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II.
Jalayne wore a sky blue peacoat with a matching hat and white gloves, as shown in the photo above. Jalayne was able to wear a white wig with the Queen’s signature set of pearls.
The Queen’s most beloved animals can be seen posing with Jalayne.
Jalayne’s parents decided to take a few photos and send them to the Queen because they were too good to pass up.
Surprisingly, her majesty wrote to the child.
The Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting is actually the Hon. Mary Morrison. When you’re a Queen, that’s how things work. For lack of a better word, the Lady-in-Waiting is the Queen’s assistant.
“The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your letter, and for the photograph you thoughtfully enclosed,” the Royal reply began.
“Her Majesty thought it kind of you to write to her, and The Queen was pleased to see the photograph of your daughter, Jalayne, in her splendid outfit.”
It’s definitely not a small feat to impress a Queen.
According to reports from The Telegraph, Queen Elizabeth II gets over 300 letters a day. Over a single year, that’s nearly 110,000 letters. It’s remarkable to get any kind of response.
The Lady-in-Waiting passed along the Queen’s well-wishes.
“Her Majesty hopes you all have a very Merry Christmas, and I am enclosing a little information about the Royal Pets, which Jalayne might like to have,” the letter concluded.
The story of Jalayne’s Halloween costume went global, hitting several international news outlets.
“I’m in the UK and this was on our national news television last night and it did make me laugh,” Facebook user Amelie Packer said. “With all the doom and gloom on the news re covid at the moment[sic] this was such a lovely story. So cute.”
Now the question is, what’s Jalayne’s gonna wear for Halloween next year?
If she wants to keep the regal theme going, we could expect to see a toddler version of Catherine, the Duke of Cambridge. I’m all about it.