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Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity fulfil 12-year-old’s wish to have tea with “The Queen”


A disabled 12-year-old girl from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, had her greatest wish granted to have a regal afternoon tea with The Queen’s doppelganger, thanks to Rays of Sunshine (

Millie-Mae, from Clacton-on-Sea, is currently living with a rare genetic disorder, Chromosomal Deletion, which she was diagnosed with at just six months old. The 12-year-old is also living with a visual impairment and Scoliosis, which has resulted in her needing surgery.  Despite what she has been through, Millie-Mae takes everything in her stride and doesn’t let anything hold her back. She is kind and caring and constantly shows her love for life, she also loves HRH Queen Elizabeth II, which was the inspiration for her greatest wish.

To make her greatest wish come true, Rays of Sunshine organised for Millie-Mae and her family to travel to London, by limousine where she arrived in style at the five star Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. “The Queen”, lookalike greeted Millie-Mae and her family at the table before spending the afternoon chatting all things regal over a very British afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and plenty of cups of tea at the Montagu restaurant. Whilst in London the family also got to visit Spun Candy in Spitafields, where Millie-Mae was treated to a Candy making masterclass.  The exciting day gave Millie-Mae the opportunity to feel like a true VIP and for the family to create some unforgettable memories.

After her wish, Millie-Mae’s mother, Clare commented:

We cannot thank Rays of Sunshine enough for granting Millie-Mae’s wish to meet the Queen. She hasn’t stopped talking about it since, it really was the perfect day.