On September 8, 2022, the world mourned a significant loss with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. However, the ones who felt this loss most profoundly were undoubtedly her immediate family, the Royal Family. Now, as a year has passed since her departure, King Charles fondly remembers her with heartfelt sentiments.
Queen Elizabeth II held the record as the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch. She peacefully passed away at the age of 96, succumbing to the natural progression of time. Buckingham Palace officially announced her passing with the statement, “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.”
Her funeral was solemnly scheduled for ten days later, on September 19, 2022, at Westminster Abbey. Following the service, a grand procession proceeded to Wellington Arch, comprised of 3,000 military personnel. The Queen is survived by her four children: King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, along with her eight grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry, and her 13 great-grandchildren. Her husband of 74 years, Prince Philip, had predeceased her on April 9, 2021, marking another heartbreaking loss for the Royal Family.
On the one-year anniversary of her passing, King Charles is said to be observing the day privately at Balmoral Arms. In contrast, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, are expected to make a public appearance at St David’s Cathedral. King Charles issued a statement to commemorate this solemn occasion, expressing, “In marking the first anniversary of Her late Majesty’s passing and my Accession, we remember with deep affection her lengthy life, unwavering service, and the profound impact she had on so many of us.” Charles continued, “I am profoundly thankful for the love and support that has been extended to my wife, Queen Camilla, and myself throughout this year as we diligently serve you all.”
It is truly heartwarming to witness King Charles’s enduring remembrance of his mother, the late Queen, even one year after her passing. Undoubtedly, many continue to cherish the memory of Queen Elizabeth deeply.
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