Platinum Jubilee Competition: write a poem or a letter to the Queen – CLOSED

Queen Elizabeth young and old

This Platinum Jubilee we invited you to write a poem or a letter to the Queen.

  • Poem maximum length: 40 lines.
  • Letter maximum length: 400 words.

Please click here to read the poetry entries, which came from around the world.

Did you know…? Before she donned her trademark brightly coloured dresses and matching hats, Queen Elizabeth II wore a military uniform. Her father, the king at the time, was hesitant to let her join, but she eventually joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1945 and worked as a mechanic and truck driver. Her service makes her the only current living head of state to have served in World War II, and the only female member of the royal family to have entered the military.

Age Categories

  1. 11 years and under.
  2. 12 to 18 years.
  3. Over 18 years.

The winning entries will receive a Hungerford Bookshop voucher. We will also send them to her Majesty’s office but everyone is welcome to send their poem or letter directly to her as well.


The judges’ decision is final.


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One Response

  1. To my lovely pricess you have bought so many woulder full things to are would I have watched you became a true person.doing all things to help.people thank you are queen hope you have a lovelyjubbile love Lisa

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