Two note cards with the monograms of the Prince and Princess of Wales were placed among the wreaths on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin during the State funeral.
In a touching gesture, Prince William and Kate Middleton each wrote handwritten notes for the Queen that were placed among the wreaths on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin. Two note cards with the monograms of the Prince and Princess of Wales were seen during Monday’s committal service at St. George’s Chapel, reports ET Canada. They were placed with the family wreaths on top of the late monarch's coffin. King Charles himself picked the flowers that were included in the Queen’s state funeral.
Queen Elizabeth's eldest son also wrote her a note, a white card on royal letterhead which read: "In loving and devoted memory, Charles R." King Charles III's new signature has the letter "R" after his name stands for "Rex," which means "King" in Latin. According to PEOPLE, the traditional signature goes all the way back to the 12th century. Queen Elizabeth, during her reign, signed official communications as "Elizabeth R." In this case, the "R" stands for "Regina," or "Queen" in Latin. Writing letters as a way of saying goodbye to a loved one is a common practice among the royals. Queen Elizabeth herself wrote one and placed it among the white flowers that crowned her late husband's coffin. She signed the card "Lilibet" — her childhood nickname.
The Queen has finally been laid to rest beside her husband of 73 years. The Guardian reports that an announcement on the royal family’s official website stated that Her Majesty has been buried alongside Prince Philip, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle. “The Queen was buried together with the Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel,” the statement said. The Queen died a little over a year after her husband passed away at the age of 99 on April 9, 2021, reports ABC News. After her consort's death, her son Prince Andrew told reporters at the time that his mother was feeling a "huge void in her life". "The Queen as you would expect is an incredibly stoic person and she described his passing as a miracle and she is contemplating, I think that's the way I would put it. She described it as having left a huge void in her life, but we, the family, the ones that are closer, are rallying around to make sure that we're there to support her." Now in death it seems, the Queen has been reunited with her beloved husband the Duke of Edinburgh. She is also surrounded by other late family members including her father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and sister Princess Margaret.
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