During the three hours in the East Midlands city, they attended a children’s event in which the 5-to-10 year olds were asked to present something to celebrate the Jubilee.
Out of the more than 1,000 children attending, six were chosen to give their own speech to the Queen, of 50 words or less, that expressed their devotion and admiration for Her Majesty’s long reign.
The last child to say his piece was 8-year-old Devon Parker who stood at the microphone 25 feet in front of the Queen.and said,
“Your Majesty, I think you are the nicest old lady in all of England , but I wish you weren’t so old because, if you were younger, you would live a lot longer.
Thank you very much.”
The Queen’s reaction and reportedly her response:
“Now, what can I say to that!?”