100-year-old gets surprise royal telegram day after Queen’s death


LONDON — Gwendolyn Hoare thought her chances of receiving a 100th birthday card from Queen Elizabeth II were gone when the monarch died on Sept. 8.

But to her surprise one came through the post on Friday, a day before her birthday, making her one of the last people to receive a card from the Queen.

Gwendolyn’s niece wrote about the surprise on the BBC’s online tribute page to the Queen.

She wrote: “My Aunt, Gwendolyn Betty Hoare, is 100 today. For decades she talked about receiving a telegram from the Queen and was devastated to hear the news… but her telegram arrived and she was ecstatic.” — BBC

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