Prince Harry left his role as a working royal back in January 2020. He and his wife, Meghan Markle, made a big announcement and moved away, but his royal family remained close to his heart.
While he was in the UK for an event in London, the WellChild Awards, he took some time on Friday to visit the King George VI Memorial Chapel at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. This is where his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, rests, along with her husband, Prince Philip, her sister, Princess Margaret, and her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Queen Elizabeth passed away on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. Prince Charles, who became king after her passing, did something a bit different from tradition. He released a statement on Friday to remember and mourn his mother.
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The statement read, “On the first anniversary of Her late Majesty’s death and my accession, we remember her long and dedicated service and what she meant to so many of us. I’m also deeply thankful for the love and support my wife and I have received as we strive to serve you all.”
On Friday morning, Charles and Queen Camilla attended a service at the same church Queen Elizabeth used to visit regularly while she was in Balmoral. They plan to spend Ascension Day at Sandringham, just like Queen Elizabeth did every year. Her father, King George VI, passed away at Sandringham, while Queen Elizabeth passed away at Balmoral.
During the WellChild Awards on Thursday, Prince Harry spoke about his grandmother while on stage. He mentioned that he couldn’t attend the awards the previous year due to the Queen’s ill health.
He said, “As you know, I was unable to attend the awards last year as my grandmother passed away. 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. And that’s precisely why I know, exactly one year on, she is looking down on all of us tonight, happy we’re together continuing to spotlight such an incredible community.”