Alexander with the bible he received from the Queen, with mum Debbie Simpson, dad Mark Simpson and sister Amelia. Picture: Matthew Usher

Nine-year-old Flitcham Primary Academy pupil Alexander Simpson enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience when the Queen presented him with a Bible.

Alexander and his family attended last Sunday’s morning prayer service at Sandringham Church, along with members of the royal family and afterwards, the Queen presented him with a prize in recognition of his school project work.

He said: “I was very nervous, but it was lovely to meet Her Majesty the Queen in person. 

“She was very welcoming and very interested to chat to me about my project on Flitcham Church. It really was amazing and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Headteacher Jane Gardener said: “We went down to Sandringham House and the Queen talked to him about his project. 

“It was a real honour for him and such a wonderful opportunity. We are very proud.

“Alexander’s project looked at the history of Flitcham.

“He took the trouble to take lots of photos of the church. 

“A lot of effort went into it and he researched it very well and it was very well presented.”