Feb 10 2012 by Stuart Wilson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
SHE could be the next princess in waiting.
And Coylton girl Dayna Miller certainly knows her royals.
For the 10-year-old spends most of her time writing to Britain’s first couple.
She’s a letter writer who correspondents with the country’s best – and has received a string of replies from celebrities like Paul O’Grady and JK Rowling.
But it’s her love of the Royal family which has brought most joy for keen writer, Dayna, who regularly keeps in touch with the palace.
She smiled: “It started in 2009 when I sent a letter to the Queen.
“I’ve always been interested in the history of the Royal family and I read lots about them.
“It started when I found a book about Princess Diana that belonged to my mum.
“I loved looking at her dresses and thought she was really amazing.”
Dayna’s love of all things Royal took a step to the next level when her first letter to the Queen got a reply.
She revealed: “I had been watching Britain’s Got Talent and knew that the winner got to perform for the Queen.
“So I wrote to her asking if I could sing for her as well.
“I got a reply saying that she was very busy and unfortunately she wouldn’t be able to hear me perform.
“But it was so great just to get that reply.”
Since then, Dayna has written to a list of top names and top couple Prince William and Kate Middleton have become the new favourites.
And Dayna, whose bedroom is decked in union jack colours in honour of the Royals, even has a replica Kate doll and mask.
She laughed: “It would be nice to be a princess.
“When Kate and William got married, we held a wee party and I wore my mum’s wedding dress.
“And when we went to London on holiday last year, we visited all the sites like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.”
Mum Sharon added: “All these letters have cost me a fortune in stamps, but it’s been so worth it.
“Dayna is always writing – whether it’s stories or letters – and it’s great that she’s taken an interest in something like this.
“Now she’s keen to go back to London and visit lots more sites connected to the Royal family, so it looks like we’ll be heading there again!”