OLIVER THOMPSON’S beautiful drawing will become a piece of royal memorabilia after he won our Queen Elizabeth II commemorative tea towel competition.
As the nation mourned, we launched a contest so children could express their love for the Queen – and hundreds responded.
Oliver Thompson from Gomersal, West Yorkshire, drew this picture for the competition
‘This is amazing news and something he will treasure now and when he grows up’
Other entrants also drew the rainbow on the day of the Queen’s death
‘King Charles is the Queen’s son so he will do a good job because he will have learnt from his mummy’
While Oliver will have his design printed, there were lots of other great entries, including these ones
‘I really, really love the Queen. I hope she’s happy in Heaven’, he wrote
When the news of her death broke, three rainbows adorned the sky – one at Windsor and a double rainbow over Buckingham Palace – and we asked youngsters to create a piece of art that captured those rainbows and our wonderful monarch.
Judges chose seven-year-old Oliver’s drawing as the winner. It will now be printed on 250 limited-edition tea towels that Sun on Sunday readers can win.
With his entry, featuring a smiling Queen flying over a rainbow, the schoolboy from Cleckheaton, West Yorks, wrote: “I really, really love the Queen. I hope she’s happy in Heaven. I bet she is, being with Prince Philip again. The other people in Heaven will look after her – my grandad definitely will.
“She looked after our country really well. King Charles is the Queen’s son so he will do a good job because he will have learnt from his mummy.
“I loved all the colours she wore, and I bet that’s why she sent the rainbow when she died. Thank you for everything, Your Majesty. I love Paddington Bear, too!”
His mum Nicola, 36, an NHS worker, said: “He’s so thrilled. He loves his art, but can be a bit shy. This is amazing news and something he will treasure now and when he grows up.”
Oliver said: “Have I actually won? I can’t believe it. I hope the Queen would like the picture, too. I can’t wait to tell everybody at school. I don’t know what to do, I’m so excited.”
TV antiques expert Tracy Martin says that with a limited run, Oliver’s tea towel will increase in worth.
She added: “Anything about the Royal Family in these unprecedented times will be collectable and accrue value.”
While Oliver will have his design printed, there were lots of other great entries.
- For your chance to win a tea towel, email [email protected].
- Competition closes on November 20. Terms and conditions apply.
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