Pensioner Lillian pens birthday poem best wishes to Her Majesty

Prince George stands on foam blocks during a Royal Mail photoshoot for a stamp sheet to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince George stands on foam blocks during a Royal Mail photoshoot for a stamp sheet to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

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A Wigan pensioner has penned a birthday poem for the Queen.

Lilian Goulding, who herself turns 90 this year, was commissioned by the Age UK Wigan Borough branch to produce one of her popular verses for the charity’s latest circular.

A copy of it will also be sent to her Majesty at Buckingham Palace.

John McArdle, Age UK Wigan Borough’s branch chief officer, said: “Lilian is a real star and has a gift for poetry. I’d struggle to write a message in a birthday card!”

Poet Lillian’s birthday ode to Her Majesty

The Stanish scribe Lillian’s Royal ode in full:

All good wishes to our Queen

One of the best that’s ever been

After that very sad occasion

When on your young shoulders was thrust a nation

Well on that day who could tell

But today we say “hasn’t she done well”

Our country you have loyally served

So these accolades are well deserved

You mam were always there

Like a breath of fresher air

In your lovely hats and coats

You always, always get our votes

Standing out in the largest crowd

We look at you and we feel proud

You are the Queen who we all love

The one all of us place above