The royal family is paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of it death. On Saturday, September 17, Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, said goodbye to their grandmother in a touching Instagram post that included a candid photo of them with the queen.
In the lengthy post, the sisters discussed how difficult it has been since their “beloved grandmother” died on September 8. “We haven’t been able to put much into words since you left us all,” they wrote. There have been tears and laughter, silence and talk, hugs and loneliness, and a collective loss for you, our beloved Queen and our beloved grandmother. We, like many, thought you would be here forever. And we all miss you terribly. .”
Eugenie and Beatrice’s post comes just days after Princess Anne released a moving tribute to her mother on Buckingham Palace website on September 13. “I was lucky enough to share the last 24 hours of my dear mother’s life,” she said. “It has been an honor and a privilege to accompany her on her final journeys. Witnessing the love and respect shown by so many of her on these journeys has been both humbling and uplifting.”
She continued, “They may have reminded us how much of their presence and contribution to our national identity we take for granted. I am also very grateful for the support and understanding offered to my dear brother Charles as he accepts the additional responsibilities of The Monarch.”
Earlier in the week, Prince Harry released his own tribute. “Thank you for your commitment to service. Thank you for your good advice. Thank you for your contagious smile. We smile too knowing that you and Grandpa are reunited now, and together in peace,” he said.
Harry and Meghan Markle joined Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, on a walk through the grounds of Windsor Castle to speak with mourners and view tributes to the Queen on Saturday. In video shared by SunHarry can be seen talking to the people who came to pay their respects to his grandmother. In the video, he said that Windsor is “a lonely place” without the queen.
Also on Saturday, the Prince of Wales issued a moving statement about the impact the queen had not only on his country, but on his life. “I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie feels really real,” she wrote in part in a message posted on the official website of the Prince and Princess of Wales. social media accounts.
The new king, the eldest son of the queen, took the initiative to pay tribute to the queen. On September 8, Buckingham Palace confirmed through a statement about his place that “the queen died peacefully at Balmoral” just a few hours after reports said her family rushed to her side. The queen’s death followed her concerns about her health, which were announced in an earlier separate statement from the palace that said “the queen’s doctors were concerned” about her.
Shortly after the queen’s death, her son Carlos, who has now acceded to the throne as King Carlos III, issued a statement through the royal family instagram to pay homage to the late monarch. “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and for all the members of my family,” she said. “We deeply regret the death of a beloved sovereign and a very dear mother. I know the loss of her will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
The next day, September 9, Charles gave a televised address to the citizens of the United Kingdom, the first as king, speaking not only of his mother’s legacy but also of the future of the country. He then attended a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. During his speech, King Charles spoke of his mother’s “deep personal commitment” to her country, highlighting her “sacrifice” and “devotion.” He concluded his message: “Dear Mom, as you begin your last great journey, to join my dear late Dad, I simply want to say this: Thank you, thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations. You have served so well.” diligently all these years. May the flights of angels sing to you to rest.”
During her 70-year rule, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch achieved many milestones. Her legacy began when she was appointed to the throne in 1952 at age 25 following the death of her father, King George VI. On her day, the queen headed the Commonwealth, which now includes more than 50 countries, and celebrated her achievements with her silver, gold, diamond, sapphire and platinum jubilees.
Tributes to the queen have poured in from Britain and celebrities from far and wide. Read below to see how the royal family is mourning his loss.