Today marks one year since Queen Elizabeth II's death. The beloved monarch, who served as the head of the state for the United Kingdom for 70 years, passed away on September 8, 2022 at age 96 at her beloved Balmoral Castle. In remembrance of the first anniversary, King Charles III and the royals are reflecting on the last year and paying heartfelt tributes in honor of the late Queen. Here, all the poignant and personal things the British royal family have shared so far.
King Charles III
"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," King Charles said in a statement, alongside a new photo of Queen Elizabeth. "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."
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.
I am deeply grateful, too, for the love and support that has been shown to my wife and myself during… pic.twitter.com/NfM6LDWTA0
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 7, 2023
In a separate post to X (formerly Twitter), the Royal Family account shared another photo of Queen Elizabeth with a message that read: "In loving and everlasting memory. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022."
In loving and everlasting memory.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022. pic.twitter.com/K4sbYny40v
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2023
Prince William & Kate Middleton
The Prince and Princess of Wales kept their tribute to the Queen short and sweet with a carousel of images, which include photos of the late monarch alongside Corgis (her favorite dog breed), her grandchildren, and a Trooping the Colour balcony moment:
"Today we remember the extraordinary life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. We all miss you. W & C"
On the eve of Queen Elizabeth's death, Prince Harry paid tribute to his late grandmother while presenting the Inspirational Child Award at the 2023 WellChild Awards in London.
"As you know, I was unable to attend the awards last year, as my grandmother passed away," the Duke of Sussex began, reminding his audience of his absence.
"As you also probably know, she would have been the first person to insist that I still come to be with you all instead of going to her," he continued. "And that’s precisely why I know, exactly one year on, that she is looking down on all of us tonight, happy we’re together, continuing to spotlight such an incredible community."
"Thinking of you today," Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter shared to Instagram with a photo of the two together. "Missing you so much but remembering what a life of service, love and dedication to everyone and to your family, who loved you so very much." Princess Eugenie concluded the post with: "Forever grateful to you. And always in my heart."
Queen Elizabeth's former daughter-in-law also took a moment to remember the late monarch with new photos of her beloved corgis. "As we mourn a year on, we also celebrate the wonderful times we shared with Her Late Majesty the Queen," Ferguson wrote. "She entrusted me with the care of her corgis Sandy and Muick and I am delighted to say they are thriving."
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