Bishop of Portsmouth passes on winning card to the Queen

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A DIAMOND Jubilee card designed by a nine-year-old girl has been sent to Buckingham Palace via the Bishop of Portsmouth.

The Rt Rev Christopher Foster was presented with the card designed by young Ellie Davidson, of the Isle of Wight, during the Jubilee service at Portsmouth Cathedral.

Ellie was treated like royalty after winning the Big Thank You competition to send the card to the Queen and was given a VIP tour of HMS Warrior and tea with the captain, Cdr Ken Jones.

The competition was launched by the Church of England to encourage people to send personal good wishes to the Queen.

She travelled to Portsmouth with her dad Ross, mum Anna, sister Emily, 11, and six-year-old brother William, where they visited the cathedral to see Ellie’s design on display.

She said: ‘It has been brilliant. I feel so proud. I decided to do a different design to what everyone else was doing.

‘It was my first time on HMS Warrior and I really enjoyed it. It’s so interesting.’