Student’s present from the Queen

Springwood pupil Sam Sanders (right) with his prize presented by the Queen, with parents, Allison an

Springwood pupil Sam Sanders (right) with his prize presented by the Queen, with parents, Allison and Grant Sanders. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It's not every day that you get to meet the Queen, but one King's Lynn teenager had the honour, thanks to his A-level results.

Sam Sanders, 18, who lives just off Marsh Lane, was invited to Sandringham to be presented with a book, 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare', by the monarch, who had also signed it.

He won the Queen's Prize as he received outstanding A-level results – three A* and an A – as a student at Lynn's Springwood High School. He is now studying philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University.

He attended the presentation with parents Grant and Allison Sanders, and spent about 10 minutes with the Queen.

He said: 'We talked about Springwood and Oxford and my results. She was very relaxed, friendly and easy to talk to. I also saw one of her corgis.'

His mother added: 'It was lovely and the Queen was lovely. We are very proud of Sam.'

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