As Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrived at Westminster Abbey for her funeral right now, viewers noticed a small notice on high. The cardboard is from King Charles his late mom. On the cardboard, Charles wrote: “In loving and devoted reminiscence. Charles R”
R stands for rex, Latin for ‘king.’ Queen Elizabeth was Elizabeth R, the R standing for regina, Latin for ‘queen.”
“Over the past ten days, my spouse and I’ve been so deeply touched by the numerous messages of condolence and help now we have obtained from this nation and the world over,” the King stated in an announcement yesterday. “In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we have been moved past measure by everybody who took the difficulty to come back and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my pricey mom, The late Queen.”
“As all of us put together to say our final farewell, I wished merely to take this chance to say thanks to all these numerous individuals who have been such a help and luxury to my household and myself on this time of grief,” he added.
The custom of leaving a card on high of a coffin has occurred at different royal funerals. At Prince Philip’s funeral, Queen Elizabeth wrote a notice for her late husband’s coffin. Whereas cameras didn’t seize the complete contents of the letter, it did learn “In loving reminiscence,” and the Queen signed it as “Lilibet,” her childhood nickname. At Princess Diana’s funeral, Prince Harry wrote a heartbreaking notice to his mom, saying “Mummy.”
Additionally resting on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin for her funeral right now have been the Imperial State Crown, the sceptre and orb, the Royal Customary, and a sustainable wreath of flowers.
Emily Burack (she/her) is the information author for City & Nation, the place she covers leisure, tradition, the royals, and a spread of different topics. Earlier than becoming a member of T&C, she was the deputy managing editor at Hey Alma, a Jewish tradition website. Observe her @emburack on Twitter and Instagram.
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