To mark the first anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom, the British Royal Family made several significant gestures.
One of these was the service attended by King Charles and Queen Camilla at Rathie Kirk to honour the life of Her late Majesty and Charles’ mother.
Prince William and Princess Kate, meanwhile, travelled to Wales, where they left a floral tribute of white roses in front of a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II at St David’s Cathedral.
The couple took a few moments of quiet reflection before addressing the waiting congregation at the end of the service, one of many events marking the first anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of Charles III to the throne.
After the ceremony, William and Kate hosted a reception to which they invited various personalities, including sportsmen and women, civil servants and members of the public.
It was a gesture to thank those who had supported the royal family during this difficult time.
Queen Elizabeth II’s death anniversary
On the other hand, Prince Harry also surprised everyone by appearing at Windsor Castle and dedicating some heartfelt words to his grandmother.
Although he was not expected to make a gesture with the monarch, Harry made a private and unexpected visit to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle to honour the first anniversary of her death.
The night before, at the WellChild Awards in London, the Duke of Sussex paid a heartfelt tribute to his late grandmother as he presented the Inspirational Child Award.
His grandmother was a constant source of inspiration to him.
“As you know, I was unable to attend last year’s awards as my grandmother passed away. As you probably also know, she would have been the first person to insist that I come and be with all of you instead of going to her,” Prince Harry said.
The first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s death was marked by emotional gestures from the British royal family.
Through services, floral tributes and heartfelt words, they remembered and honoured the monarch who left an indelible legacy in the history of the United Kingdom.