Key members of the Royal Family gathered at Balmoral for a private church service to remember the life of Queen Elizabeth II today.
- Queen Elizabeth II's children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward all attended a private service in her remembrance.
- Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, and Sir Timothy Laurence were also present.
- In other royal news, King Charles III was officially proclaimed King today during a historic ceremony
Lady Louise Windsor joined Sophie, Countess of Wessex and other key members of the royal family to read tributes and admire flowers left by the public outside Balmoral Castle. The family were in Scotland to attend a private service following Queen Elizabeth II’s death, aged 96 on September, 8.
Following the private service, the family made time to admire the hundreds of floral tributes left by the gates of the private driveway to Balmoral Castle. It’s the first time the family has been seen publicly since the Queen’s passing. Lady Louise, previously labeled a favorite of all the Queen’s grandchildren, was accompanied by her mother Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and father Prince Edward, who thanked well-wishers for standing outside the castle, “thank you very much for coming, we appreciate it.”
The family spent around 10-minutes admiring flowers and greeting crowds, before heading back inside the Aberdeenshire estate.
King Charles III who was officially proclaimed king earlier today wasn’t in attendance due to his duties back in the capital, and he’s now believed to be back at Buckingham Palace with the Queen Consort where well-wishers are still gathered outside.
Members of the British public flocked to many of the Queen’s estates since the news of her passing on Thursday to pay tribute to the longest reigning monarch in British history. The impact of her death has been felt far and wide as the nation comes to terms with losing the long-standing and much-loved monarch. Details of her funeral are yet to be announced but it’s believed the service will be confirmed within the next few days. It’s likely it will take place on Monday, September, 19.
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