AN ACT of kindness from a Llandinam schoolboy has been recognised with a card from Her Majesty The Queen.

Alfie Cook, aged nine, sent a sympathy card to Her Majesty following the death of her husband, HRH Prince Philip.

It was a surprise for the Llandinam School pupil when he received a card back from the Queen shortly afterwards, thanking him for his kind words.

He thought a sympathy card for Her Majesty would go towards cheering her up a bit following the sad news.

“My dog died not long ago and I was really sad about that,” Alfie said. “So when HRH Prince Phillip passed away I knew that the Queen would be sad as well.

“I thought a sympathy card would help cheer Her Majesty up a bit.”

The thank you card came as a shock to both Alfie and his parents, who were unaware he had sent a sympathy card to the Queen.

Gareth Cook, Alfie’s dad, said: “We could not believe what Alfie had received.

“I asked Alfie about the card and he told me that he had asked his Taid to buy him a sympathy card for the Queen.

“Alfie wrote on it and posted the card off, we had no idea.

“So when Alfie had received a reply from HM the Queen it was a real surprise. We are both very proud of him.”

Llandinam councillor, Karl Lewis, is a governor at Alfie’s school and described his act of kindness as ‘marvellous’.

He said: “When I saw the Facebook post from Alfie’s mum Cath Davies-Cook, I contacted Cath to find out a little more as I thought that this story was indeed worthy of a wider audience.

“Alfie is a remarkable young man who I have spoken to at Llandinam school in the past as my role as one of the governors of the school.

“He is only nine-years-old, and to have that understanding of sympathy and empathy to Her Majesty at his age is marvellous.

“I know Garth and Cath are extremely proud of him and so they should be.”