Time to party with the Queen

IT IS not every day you get to mingle with the likes of Mary Poppins, Postman Pat and of course the Queen of England.But two Suffolk youngsters area still on cloud nine today after spending Sunday afternoon at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

IT IS not every day you get to mingle with the likes of Mary Poppins, Postman Pat and of course the Queen of England.

But two Suffolk youngsters area still on cloud nine today after spending Sunday afternoon at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

Amy and Lauren Cudd from Hadleigh couldn't believe their luck when they were invited to the huge children's party in Buckingham Palace.

They were over-the-moon when they caught a glimpse of the Queen and they loved watching storybook characters come to life in front of their eyes.

The sisters from Wellington Close attended the event along with their mum, Lisa, as well as Postman Pat, Paddington Bear, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Mary Poppins, and various celebrities and other characters.

Four-year-old Lauren, who won the chance to attend the party-of-a-lifetime by entering a draw, said: “It was unbelievable. I loved it.

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“It was amazing to see the Queen, she is lovely.

“I loved seeing Hermione and Ron (from Harry Potter), and also the woman who wrote Harry Potter.

“I didn't want the day to end.”

Her big sister, seven-year-old Lauren, added: “It was fun. I loved seeing Noddy and his car.

“I wish I could go again. I loved the food.”

The party at the palace was organised to celebrate the Queen's official 80th birthday on June 17.

Mum, Lisa said: “It was fantastic. It was like you've never seen - out of this world.

“Both their dresses are very dirty now as they were having so much fun.

“Whatever we thought it might be it was even better. No party could ever top it.”

She said it had been wonderful to see her daughters' faces when they saw the Queen.

She added: “Amy's mouth just fell open.

“It was another brilliant moment in the most wonderful day.

“Everything was organised so well, even though there were 2,000 children and 1,000 adults visiting.

“The garden was pretty big though!”

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