London: Congratulating Queen Elizabeth II on becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch, a man has sent her a 50-pound note so that she could treat herself to her "favourite cup of tea".
The Queen was quick to respond to the unusual gift with a letter, saying she was "deeply moved" by the gesture.
David Vaz had sent cash worth 50 pounds to congratulate the Queen on becoming Britain's longest reigning monarch.
He wanted to express his gratitude to Britain's longest reigning monarch by sending her a letter with a 50 pound note to "treat herself to her favourite cup of tea".
She did not accept the cash and instead replied, thanking him for the gift.
"I wrote to congratulate her and to use the money to treat herself to a cup of tea or something...But I didn't realise she couldn't accept money from members of the public...It's like a dream come true. It really made my day," he was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
"Please accept this small gift in the hope you may treat yourself to your favourite cup of tea or something else that you like on this momentous occasion," he wrote in his letter to the Queen.
He has already received two letters from the Queen earlier.
"Dear Mr Vaz, the Queen wishes me to thank you for your message in advance of the forthcoming splendid milestone in Her Majesty's reign. Although unable to reply to you personally, the Queen was most touched by your gift of fifty pounds, the letter from the Queen," the letter written by the Lady-in-Waiting said.
"However as Her Majesty cannot accept presents of a financial nature I am returning the note to you with this letter and I am to tell you that you kind gesture is greatly appreciated," it said.