Little Lily Jo Harding was beaming with pride after her written thank-you to the Queen was met with a letter in return from Buckingham Palace.

Lily, three, lives with mum and dad Laura and John Harding and sister Evie Hope in Rosklyn Road, Chorley.

The St James Nursery School pupil, who is a keen ballet dancer loved watching the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and with the help of dad, sent a letter.

In reply she got a card, which said: “I send you my grateful thanks for the words of loyalty and support which you have so kindly sent on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of my accession to the throne, Elizabeth R.”