King Charles III shared a touching tribute honoring his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, one yr after her passing.
“In marking the primary anniversary of Her late Majesty’s loss of life and my Accession, we recall with nice affection her lengthy life, devoted service and all she meant to so many people,” Charles, 74, wrote via the royal family’s official social media pages on Thursday, September 7. “I’m deeply grateful, too, for the love and assist that has been proven to my spouse and myself throughout this yr as we do our utmost to be of service to you all. – Charles R.”
Alongside the heartfelt message, Charles — who ascended the throne instantly after Elizabeth died in September 2022 — shared a video montage. The clip featured a picture of younger Elizabeth in addition to a photograph of Charles, spouse Queen Camilla and the late monarch waving to residents of the UK.
Buckingham Palace introduced in September 2022 that the queen, who dominated on the British throne for 70 years, had died on the age of 96. After Elizabeth’s casket lay in state in Scotland and England, the royal household held her state funeral later that month.
Prince William and Princess Kate attended the ceremony with their oldest two youngsters: Prince George, 10, and Princess Charlotte, 8. Charles, in the meantime, was joined on the memorial by Camilla, 75, and Prince Harry attended the ceremony with spouse Meghan Markle. (The Prince and Princess of Wales’ youngest little one, Prince Louis, 5, together with Harry and Meghan’s two youngsters, Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2, weren’t current for the service.)
Elizabeth’s funeral additionally served as a reunion between Harry, 38, Meghan, 42, and the remainder of the royals. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been at odds with The Agency since their 2020 resolution to step down from their senior royal duties. The queen’s funeral served because the second time Harry had seen his household since transferring with Meghan to California. (He attended Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.)
“Only in the near past, my brother and I have been strolling the identical route [at Elizabeth’s funeral]. And we type of joked to one another and stated, ‘At the least we understand how,’” Harry recalled throughout his January ITV interview, noting that the day felt “very comparable” to his mom Princess Diana’s funeral. “The one distinction was the degrees of emotion. As a result of our grandmother had completed life. There was extra, I feel, of a celebration and respect and recognition to what she had completed. Whereas our mom was taken away far too younger.” (Diana, who shared Prince William and Prince Harry with Charles, died in August 1997 on the age of 36 following a deadly automotive crash.)
Final month, a supply solely advised Us Weekly that Charles, William and Kate have been nonetheless determining methods to correctly honor the late queen on the primary anniversary of her loss of life.
“William, Kate and Charles are all nonetheless planning how they may commemorate the passing of the queen, the injuries nonetheless really feel recent and it’s been laborious for them to discover a means for a celebration that may match the gravitas the queen exuded,” the insider defined. “On September eighth there might be some acknowledgment or occasion, [but] the main points are nonetheless being ironed out.”
The supply added that Harry and Meghan would “possible not be in attendance” ought to there be an official occasion, however “Charles will observe in his mom’s custom and take the day with Camilla to replicate in solitude.”