On Wednesday 31st May, pupils from Drapers' Maylands Primary School had the fantastic opportunity to meet Her Majesty, The Queen. The meeting occurred during a special lunch at Drapers’ Hall in Central London, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Freedom of the Drapers’ Company.
As part of the prestigious event, the Principal and two pupils of our school, proud to be a part of the Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust, presented her with flowers to mark the occasion.
The pupils met with Her Majesty shortly after lunch was concluded, standing in the glorious sunshine on the steps of Drapers’ Hall.
Commenting on the meeting, Principal Trudy Spillane said, “It has been an honour for us to be asked by The Drapers’ Company to present flowers to Her Majesty, The Queen. Luke Wayland and Melissa Stoian have been great ambassadors from the Harold Hill community today, perfectly representing all of our pupils at Drapers’ Maylands Primary School.
As we went through the doors to wait on the steps for Her Majesty we were greeted with a large crowd. They all said 'ahh' because the children looked so wonderful and smart in their uniform while they waited patiently for The Queen to collect her bouquet. She asked them if they enjoyed school and (even though they were quite in awe) they both said yes and I explained that we had travelled up in the holidays by train to meet her. Luke handed her the bouquet and she said 'thank you very much- that's very kind'.
It was a great honour to meet The Queen and it is a moment that the children will remember for the rest of their lives."
Photos courtesy of Drapers’ Hall.