The King and Queen have arrived at a private church service to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's passing. Charles and Camilla, currently residing at the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire, are attending the event at Crathie Kirk, the church where the late Queen used to worship. They are accompanied by the King's cousins, Lady Sarah Chatto and the 2nd Earl of Snowdon. The earl is joined by his daughter, Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, while Lady Sarah is accompanied by her husband, Daniel, and their children, Samuel and Arthur.
This occasion holds great personal significance for the King, as he took the throne after his mother's peaceful passing at Balmoral on September 8th last year, at the age of 96, following a reign of 70 years. Buckingham Palace recently released a heartfelt message from the monarch, expressing gratitude for the love and support received by him and his wife during this challenging year as they strive to serve their subjects. Charles R.
The palace also released a picture of Queen Elizabeth II, selected by the King himself. This photograph, captured by Cecil Beaton in the year 1968, was chosen for this purpose.
At the age of 42, Queen Elizabeth II is depicted donning her Garter robes and adorning the diamond Grand Duchess Vladimir's Tiara, featuring a pearl arrangement.
Later today, the Prince and Princess of Wales are scheduled to participate in a church service at St Davids Cathedral in Wales. Prince William and Kate, on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, offered a personal homage to the late Queen with the following message: “Today, we commemorate the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. She is deeply missed. – W & C.”
During the WellChild Awards in London on Thursday evening, the Duke of Sussex honored his late grandmother by remarking, “I am aware that one year has passed, and I believe she is watching over all of us tonight. She must be pleased to see us gathered here, continuing to highlight such an amazing community.”
Princess Eugenie, on the other hand, unveiled an unseen photograph of the late Queen, depicting grandmother and granddaughter seated together on a bench. Her message conveyed, “Today, my thoughts are with you. I miss you deeply, but I reflect on the life of service, love, and commitment you shared with everyone and your family, who cherished you deeply.”