Savannah Hart was very excited when she learned that she could take her “class pet” home. The pet in question was a toy monkey named Harriet.
Savannah brought Harriet along as she took a trip to London over the summer. Sadly, she misplaced the monkey during a visit to Buckingham Palace.
Savannah’s parents thought that Harriet was gone for good. The staff at Woodside Preschool in Australia, Savannah’s school and Harriet’s home, wrote a letter to none other than Queen Elizabeth asking for the palace’s help locating the beloved toy. They added photos of Harriet with Savannah during their trip around the UK.
Everyone was shocked when Harriet made her way back to Australia. She didn’t show up alone, either. The palace sent a stuffed corgi named Rex to join Harriet on her adventure.
It seems like Harriet had a blast during her time at the palace, as well. “We aim to give every visitor to Buckingham Palace a memorable experience, and after we had found Harriet the monkey near the Family Pavilion, she spent some time helping out the Visitor Services team before heading home,” a spokesperson for the Royal Collection told People. “We hope Harriet enjoyed telling Rex the corgi about her adventures on the journey back to Australia.”
The trip to Buckingham and Harriet’s exciting return home is a story that Savannah and Harriet are sure to never forget.
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