6 Mar 2021

Irish school girl 'delighted' to receive letter from Jacinda Ardern

4:22 pm on 6 March 2021

A father in Ireland says his 11-year-old daughter was delighted to receive a personal letter from Jacinda Ardern.

Journalist Philip Bromwell said his daughter, Lily, wrote to the New Zealand prime minister during the first lockdown for a school project.

He shared a response on Twitter, in which the prime minister writes: "Sorry for it has taken a while to get back to you, it's been a busy few months".

Ardern thanked the youngster for her kind words and said she hoped Lily's family was staying safe in Ireland.

Bromwell said students in Lily's class have now changed their names to 'Jacinda Ardern' on Zoom.