British monarchs observe 1st death anniversary of Queen Eliazabeth II

London, Sep 8 (EFE).- The British monarchs, Charles III and Camila, commemorated Friday the first anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth II at their family retreat in private.

They were expected to attend a religious service in the chapel of Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral Castle in northeastern Scotland, where the queen died at the age of 96.

Besides the death of Elizabeth II, the day also marks the day Charles III became the new British head of state, after the 70 years of his mother’s reign.

Crathie Kirk chapel was much liked by Elizabeth II, where she usually attended mass when she spent the summer months at Balmoral Castle with her close family.

“In marking the first anniversary of Her late Majesty’s death and my Accession, we recall with great affection her long life, devoted service and all she meant to so many of us,” Charles said in a statement.

“I am deeply grateful, too, for the love and support that has been shown to my wife and myself during this year as we do our utmost to be of service to you all,” he added.

Cannon shots were expected to be fired from the Tower of London and Hyde Park, in the British capital, at noon to recall the late queen.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, were scheduled to visit St Davids’ Cathedral in Wales for a brief private service as part of a trip to Pembrokeshire.

“Today we remember the extraordinary life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. We all miss you. W & C,” the official handle of The Prince and Princess of Wales posted on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. EFE


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