Dublin student Reese Kilbride got more than he bargained for recently when he wrote to the Queen asking her to return the six counties of Northern Ireland to the Republic.
After learning about the 1916 rising in school, Reese was inflamed with passion and patriotism and sent a letter to the Queen requesting a unified Ireland.
Sending the letter in February, the young fella had probably forgotten all about his correspondence with Her Majesty until he received a letter in the post with the emblem of Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II had responded to his letter and replied via her Deputy Correspondence Coordinator Miss Jennie Vine.
Miss Vine thanked Reese for his letter on behalf of the Queen and explained that the Queen does not get involved in politics.
The letter said: "The Queen has asked me to thank you for your recent letter in which you wished to tell Her Majesty that you have been learning about the history of the Easter Rising 1916".
"While it was thoughtful of you to let The Queen know of your views, I must explain that this is not a matter in which Her Majesty would intervene".
It explains: "As a constitutional Sovereign, The Queen acts on the advice of her ministers and remains strictly non-political at all times".
Speaking on Newstalk radio, Reese’s mother said she thought it was hysterical when she saw the letter arrive in the post as she had never expected a response to her son’s letter.
Listen to their interview here.