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Queen thanks boy, 7, for his wordsearch gift to cheer her up

A BOY of seven, who made up a wordsearch for the Queen to entertain her during lockdown, says a thank you from Windsor Castle has made him feel ‘special and happy’.

Timothy Madders (above) was worried Her Majesty may be bored or sad while social distancing, so created a happiness-themed puzzle to keep her busy.

In his best handwriting, he hid words such as ‘happiness’, ‘love’, ‘family’ and ‘sunshine’ in his royal puzzle.

Keeping Her Majesty happy: Timothy’s cheery puzzle to beat her lockdown boredom PICTURES: SWNS

And he was amazed when he had a letter back from a lady-in-waiting, thanking him for his kind and thoughtful gesture.

The letter read: ‘Dear Timothy, The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your kind letter, and for the puzzle you have created especially for Her Majesty.

Red letter day: Timothy’s accompanying letter to the Queen

‘Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated, and The Queen hopes that you too are keeping safe and well in the current situation.

‘I am to thank you very much indeed for writing as you did at this time.’

Timothy’s mum, Jo, 36, said her son was ‘always thinking about other people’.

Jo, from Billericay, Essex, told the BBC: ‘He wanted to do something to cheer her up and he did it in his neatest handwriting.’

Lady-in-waiting’s reply: The schoolboy’s ‘thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated’

Timothy said: ‘It was very interesting to get the letter from the Queen’s lady-in-waiting.

‘It made me feel special and happy.

‘I wanted the Queen to be happy, I was trying to think of what to do to cheer her up.

‘The wordsearch took me about a day to make.’

Jo, a school business manager, added: ‘He got a letter addressed to him with ER on the postmark. It was very exciting.’