I woke up to the news on Friday of Queen Elizabeth's death. Many of my friends, who know I have been sending the Queen annual Christmas and New Year greetings since 2017, also texted me.
When I showed my friends the replies from Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Queen, most of them thought these letters were fake.
Now, with the death of Britain's longest-reigning monarch who was loved and respected by people all over the world, these letters have become an extra special memento for me.
I will miss writing to Queen Elizabeth, and my thoughts are with her family.