British King Charles commemorated his mother one year after her death with an audio message. “We remember with great affection her long life, her dedicated service, and all she meant to so many of us,” it said.
Queen Elizabeth II died last year on September 8 at 96. One year later, Charles mainly thinks back to his mother’s “dedicated service” and “all she meant” to the people of the United Kingdom. The audio message is accompanied by a portrait of the Queen in 1968 when she was 42.
“On the first anniversary of Her Late Majesty’s death and my accession to the throne, we remember with great affection her long life, her dedicated service, and all she meant to so many of us,” the message recorded on Balmoral Castle, where Queen Elizabeth died. “I am also very grateful for the love and support shown throughout this year to my wife and myself, who are doing their best to serve you all,” said Charles.
Britain’s Crown Prince William and his wife Kate will attend a memorial service for Queen Elizabeth at St. David’s Cathedral in Wales on Friday. The soldiers and horses who took part in the Queen’s funeral procession last year will also hold a 41-gun ceremony in London’s Hyde Park to commemorate King Charles’ accession to the throne.
There will also be 62 cannon shots fired from the Tower of London, and the bells of Westminster Abbey will be rung.