Anne, The Princess Royal, accompanied the coffin of her mother Queen Elizabeth II back to Buckingham Palace from Balmoral for the final rites. Anne is the only daughter of the longest-serving monarch in the history of Britain. An aggrieved Anne also penned a heartfelt note for her mother.
• Princess Anne said she was honored to accompany the Queen on her final journey
• The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Buckingham Palace after a six-hour journey
• The Queen’s children had a vigil beside her coffin in St. Giles’ Cathedral Church on Tuesday
Who Is Princess Anne?
Born on August 15, 1950, Princess Anne is the second child of the Queen and the 16th in the line of accession to the British throne. In 1987, she was granted the title of ‘Princess Royal’. She thanked her countrymen for all the support they gave to her brother King Charles III during the difficult time.
Princess Anne’s Heartfelt Note
The Princess Royal penned that she was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of her dearest mother’s life. It had been an honor and privilege to accompany the Queen on her final journey, said the princess as she accompanied the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. They would all share unique memories. She offered her thanks to every one who shared their sense of loss.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin Reaches London
The Royal Family tweeted that her Majesty the Queen’s coffin had arrived at Buckingham Palace, where it would rest overnight in the Bow Room. The next day, the coffin will be borne in Procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery to the Palace of Westminster.
The coffin began its journey on Monday from the Scottish Highlands to Edinburgh. On Monday afternoon, the coffin was carried to St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh in a procession. On Tuesday, the Queen’s children had a vigil beside her coffin at the same church.