The Duke of Edinburgh attended a special evening at St George’s Chapel in Windsor to mark the ascension of King Charles to the throne. This event coincided with the first anniversary of the reign of King Charles II and the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
When the late Queen’s death was announced, King Charles immediately ascended the throne. Photography was not permitted during the service, as the Duke and King both fell in the line of succession, although the King’s son and grandchildren were placed in front of them.
Prince Edward has taken on increased responsibilities and duties since the Queen’s death. He also oversees the entire ceremony, along with Princess Anne and Prince Edward. The Duke of Edinburgh has recently held titles such as Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Dragoon Guards and Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen’s Royal Hussars. In two weeks, it is expected that the Duke will take on the role of Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry’s visit to the UK was brief, lasting just 23 hours. He arrived in London to attend the World Child Awards before being spotted in Windsor to pay tribute to his late grandmother on the first anniversary of her death. On this occasion, senior officials of the royal family ensured that there was no possibility of conflict with the presence of the King.
King Charles, accompanied by a small group of guests from Balmoral, including the late Queen’s niece and nephew Lady Sarah Chatto and the Earl of Snowdon, arrived at the private memorial service shortly before 10am. The king appeared solemn in his red tartan kilt, sitting alongside the queen, who carried a small bouquet. The Earl of Snowdon was accompanied by his daughter, Lady Margarita Armstrong Jones, and Lady Sarah, her husband Daniel, and their children, Samuel and Arthur.
Although it was a day to celebrate the King, it was also bittersweet, as exactly a year ago the world learned of the late Queen’s passing at Balmoral at the age of 96. King Charles chose to stay at Balmoral, where he had spent the last few weeks. He and Camilla shared a touching image of the late queen on social media, expressing gratitude for the public’s support over the past year and pledging to continue their service.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also paid tribute to the late Queen, remembering her extraordinary life and legacy. Princess Eugenie, one of the late Queen’s grandchildren, honored her beloved grandmother with a heartfelt message and an adorable image of herself with the late Queen, expressing gratitude for the life of service, love and dedication that Queen Elizabeth II had given to everyone. his family and the nation.