‘It was a privilege to share the last 24 hours…’

'It was a privilege to share the last 24 hours...'
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'I've been lucky to share the last 24 hours...': Princess Anne's note to the Queen

“I would like to thank everyone who shares our sense of loss,” said Princess Anne.


Royal Princess Anne, the only daughter of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, wrote heartfelt words for her mother as she accompanied her coffin to Buckingham Palace.

Grieving the loss of the Queen’s second child, The Princess Royal, wrote that she was happy to share the last 24 hours of her mother dearest’s life as the Queen’s coffin traveled from Balmoral to London for the last rites.

“It was an honor and a privilege to accompany him on his final journeys. It was both humbling and inspiring to witness the love and respect shown by so many on these journeys,” he wrote.

“We will all share unique memories. I express my gratitude to everyone who shares the sense of loss,” he added.

The Prince Royal thanked his compatriots for their support for his brother Charles III, who ascended the throne as king after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“We were reminded how much we take his presence and his contribution to our national identity for granted. I am also very grateful for the support and understanding shown to my dear brother Charles as he accepts the additional responsibilities of the Monarch.” Prince Royal wrote.

Born on August 15, 1950, Anne Princess Royal is 16th in line to the British throne following her mother’s death on September 8, 2022. The eldest daughter of Queen Elizabeth II was given the title “Princess Royal”. ‘ In 1987.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace from Edinburgh on Tuesday and will remain overnight in the palace’s Bow Room.

“Her Majesty the Queen’s coffin has arrived at Buckingham Palace, where it will lie overnight in the Bow Room. Tomorrow, the coffin will be taken to the Palace of Westminster in a Royal Troops Royal Horse Artillery Gun Carriage.” The family wrote on Twitter.

British Queen Elizabeth II breathed her last on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin began the six-hour journey from her home in the Scottish Highlands to Edinburgh on Monday.

She arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and people were resting at a church in Edinburgh to pay their last respects to the queen.

On Monday afternoon, a procession took place in the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to take the coffin to St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.

He was flanked by a Carrier Party of the Royal Scots Regiment and escorted to the Palace of Holyroodhouse by the Bodyguard of the King of Scots and the Queen’s children.

The Queen’s children held a vigil next to her coffin at St Giles’ Cathedral on Tuesday.

“The people of Scotland bid a final farewell to Her Majesty The Queen as her coffin travels from Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace,” the Royal Family said.

On Wednesday afternoon, the coffin will be taken from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in a Royal Troops Royal Horse Artillery Gun Carriage, where it will lie in state until dawn in the Queen’s Westminster Hall. State funeral.

The procession will pass through Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard. After the coffin arrives at Westminster Hall, the Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, will conduct a short service in the presence of the King and members of the Royal Family, after which Lying in State will begin.

During Lying in State, members of the public will have the opportunity to visit Westminster Hall to pay their respects to the Queen. The coffin will be carried in a procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where a State Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Monday 19 September.

After the state funeral, the coffin will be carried in a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch, the casket will proceed to Windsor, where the State Hearse will proceed in procession along the long promenade to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. A Committal Service will then take place in St George’s Chapel.

The death of the 96-year-old Queen brought to an end a seven-decade reign that had made her a beacon of stability in a turbulent world. The UK entered an official period of mourning and tributes poured in from around the world.

King Charles III was announced as England’s new monarch on Saturday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Plus, with the British Queen no more, Britain’s national anthem will once again be “God Save the King.”

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