A secret letter written by Queen Elizabeth II is hidden in a vault in the Queen Victoria Building in Australia’s Sydney. The letter, which was written in November 1986 and addressed to the people of Sydney, can only be opened in 2085.
According to 7NEWS Australia, even the Queen’s personal staff is unaware of the contents of the letter as it is hidden inside a glass case in a restricted area. The mysterious letter was written by the Queen to celebrate the restoration of the building, which was built in 1898 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria the Queen’s great-grandmother.
The Queen wrote instructions on the date of opening the letter and addressed it to the Mayor of Sydney. The note reads, “On a suitable day to be selected by you in the year 2085 AD, would you please open this envelope and convey to the citizens of Sydney my message to them.”
The letter is simply signed, "Elizabeth R", reported 7NEWS Australia.
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