Lancashire - Pupil's knickers given royal seal of approval
The queen has thanked a class of Lancashire pupils for designing a pair of knickers for her.
Children from Great Harwood Primary created dozens of designs for her Highness's underwear drawer, having read Nicholas Allan's The Queen's Knickers.
In the story, a girl hopes her school will be visited by the Queen and wonders what she would wear. The book tells how the Queen wears special knickers for special occasions.
The pupils came up with their own designs and a competition was held to find the best. The winning entry, a fringe-trimmed number designed by six-year-old Husna Ahmed, was sent by teachers with a letter to the Queen.
To their surprise, a letter was sent by the Queen's lady-in-waiting, thanking the children for their knicker design.
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, teacher Zahida Karim said: "The children got so into it and were really excited. They knew we were going to send the design to the Queen. But we were thrilled to get a letter from the Queen's lady-in-waiting. The children were over the moon." RV.