“I love your shoes, have a happy birthday!” - More than 7,500 East Anglian children send birthday messages to the Queen in special EDP supplements

Caister Junior School pupils with their messages to the Queen on her 90th birthday. Picture: James B

Caister Junior School pupils with their messages to the Queen on her 90th birthday. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

More than 7,500 East Anglian school children are sending birthday messages to the Queen. We will be publishing them in three days of special supplements next week, in the run-up to the monarch's 90th birthday.

Children from reception, years 1 and 2 at Raleigh Infant School, Thetford.

Children from reception, years 1 and 2 at Raleigh Infant School, Thetford. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

The supplements will be published in the EDP of Monday, April 18; Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20.

The EDP of Thursday, April 21, will include 90 Glorious Years - a 40-page supplement about the Queen's life and her links with Norfolk on the day she becomes our longest-reigning monarch.

On Friday, April 22, we will be reporting on celebrations across the region for the Queen's birthday.

Are you organising a beacon lighting or event? Do you or a friend or family member share the same birthday as the Queen - April 21, 1926? E-mail hmq90@archant.co.uk.


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• Royal correspondent Chris Bishop chooses his favourite messages to the Queen from the thousands sent in.

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Leticha Illoh, aged eight, St Mary's Junior School, Long Stratton: Dear Queen Elizabeth. I'm glad you are the queen, because I think you are an excellent queen. HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY QUEEN ELIZABETH! XXXX

Benjamin Quinton, aged nine, St Mary's Junior School, Long Stratton: Dear Queen Elizabeth, You are very good at making people happy, so I think it is our turn to repay the favour. Happy 90th birthday; I wish you all the luck in the world. Thank you for being our Queen.

Molly, aged nine, Caister Junior School : Queen Elizabeth, I wish I could say happy birthday to you in your palace. I hope you enjoy your day of birth. Happy birthday your majesty the queen. XX

Demi, aged nine, Caister Junior School: Dear Queen Elizabeth II. Happy 90th birthday. Have a lovely day. I love your work! X

Daniel Newton, aged seven, Mile Cross Primary, Norwich: Hi Queen, Happy Birthday. I'm really wondering what was your present?

Leah Reeve, aged seven, Mile Cross Primary School: Happy Birthday your majesty. Were you in World War 2?

Alaya, aged five, Ormesby Village Infant School: You are the best queen ever, happy birthday.

Ellie, aged four, Ormesby Village Infant School: I love your shoes, have a happy birthday!

Ruby Davey, Class 3C, Howard Junior School, King's Lynn: Your Highness, Happy Birthday. I hope you have a magical, magnificent day! Our country would not be complete without you.

Mason Green, Class 3C, Howard Junior School: Your Majesty, I hope you have a brilliant birthday. Thank you for caring for other people and looking after our country.

Reece, aged eight, Walsingham Community Primary: Happy Birthday Ma'am. I am so proud to have you as our Queen. From Reece.

Ava, aged 10, Walsingham Community Primary: Happy Birthday! I wish you the best birthday ever and I'm so glad that I got to write to the oldest living Queen – lots of love Ava.

Aeryn Goreham, aged six, Freethorpe Primary School: Dear Queen. Happy Birthday I hope you enjoy your Birthday a lot. I like the way you look after all of the people in the country and look after people who need help. Love from Aeryn x

Spencer Read, aged six, Freethorpe Primary School: Dear Queen Elizabeth, I hope you enjoy your cake. Happy 90th Birthday, have a nice dance when you celebrate! Love from Spencer x

Olivia, aged eight, Browick Road Primary School, Wymondham: I hope you have a happy 90th birthday and everyone spoils you. From Olivia

Eden-Mae, aged eight, Browick Road Primary School, Wymondham: Dear Queen, I hope you have a happy 90th birthday and everyone treats you nicely. From Eden-Mae

Isabel Parker, Edward Worlledge Primary School, Great Yarmouth: Wishing you a wonderful birthday, you are a dedicated and inspirational queen, enjoy your celebrations.

Emily Falzon, Edward Worlledge Primary School, Great Yarmouth: Happy Birthday. Thank you for all that you have done for our country, hope you have a great day.

Matilda, aged four, Raleigh Infant School, Thetford: I share my birthday with the Queen, Happy Birthday

Lara, aged 6, Raleigh Infant School, Thetford: Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Davashree, aged seven, Queen's Hills Primary School, Costessey: To Your Royal Highness, I really hope you will have a lovely birthday with your great grandchildren and watch a bit of Coronation Street. After, you could go horse riding with your favourite horse or listen to your old-fashioned radio.

Alisha, aged seven, Queen's Hills Primary School, Costessey: Happy 90th Birthday. I hope you and your husband Prince Phillip and your children have fun. Why don't you, as a treat, go horse riding and then you can have a jolly good day. You and your family could have afternoon tea with crustless sandwiches. You could also have gin and Dubonnet because it's your favourite and it will taste delicious. I hope you get lots of presents.

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