Sophie’s royal post!

9-year-old Sophie Lowe with her letter from Prince William. Photo Ben Parsons

9-year-old Sophie Lowe with her letter from Prince William. Photo Ben Parsons

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PRINCE William took time off from planning his wedding to correspond with nine-year-old Clitheroe girl Sophie Lowe.

Sophie, of Windsor Avenue, wrote to the soon-to-be wed prince telling of her family’s plans for the big day, April 29th, which is also her parents’ wedding anniversary.

Mother Linzi (34) and father Damion (41) are throwing a garden party, weather permitting, to celebrate the royal wedding.

“I didn’t want her to get her hopes up she would get a reply,” said Linzi, a teaching assistant at Chatburn Primary School, “but I was really hoping she would and was really pleased she wanted to do it. She wrote the letter in her best hand and was really excited.”

Sophie, who is a pupil at St Michael and John’s RC Primary School in Clitheroe, was over the moon to receive a reply from St James’ Palace.

It read: “Prince William has asked me to thank you for your letter of March 18th. His Royal Highness was very interested to hear of our family’s plans on April 29th and hopes you will have a wonderful day. He also wishes your mother and father a very happy wedding anniversary. This letter comes with Prince William’s best wishes to all your family.”

She subsequently took the letter in to school to show her fellow pupils and teachers.

Linzi and Damion will celebrate their six year wedding anniversary on April 29th with daughter Sophie, 14-year-old son Sam and other close family. They plan to stage a royal wedding quiz during their party on the big day.