He is a grieving son who has lost a mother he was very attached to. Several days after assuming his new duties as king, Charles III on Monday he joins part of his family in Edinburgh for a first official ceremony in homage to Queen Elizabeth II. Very moved, the monarch it turned out to be very dignified for a procession between the castle of Holyrood, where the king’s body rested from this Sunday, and the Saint Gilles cathedral.
In the midst of his sister and brothers, he had the eldest son of Elizabeth II for the occasion he abandoned his black mourning tuxedo for his usual military clothes, symbolic for this queen who loved the army so much. And the rest of her siblings had done the same: Princess Anne, as serious as the day before her, when her mother’s coffin arrived in Scotland, had also been wearing her uniform.
The seventy-year-old, in fact, received a military education in the same way as her brothers and in particular had marched on horseback during the last Trooping The Color parade, on the occasion of the Jubilee, alongside her older brother. The discreet Prince Edward, the youngest of the family, was in the colors of the Marines. On the other hand, no question for Prince Andrew of York to wear the Royal Navy costume. D.Since the Epstein case, in which he was accused of sexual assault, he was in fact deprived of his military titles and therefore no longer has the right to do so. On the other hand, he wore his medals on his tuxedo.
The four children of Queen Elizabeth II are very present
This Sunday, when Elizabeth II’s coffin arrived in Holyrood, in addition to Charles who remained in London, we had already been able to see the Queen’s children. Princess Anna really did he made the journey by car, behind the procession that had presented his mother’s body to all the Scottish public. Accompanied by her husband Timothy Laurence, she was seen devastated behind the window of their sedan.
Arriving in Edinburgh, she was able to find her two little brothers there, the vilified Prince Andrew and the discreet Prince Edward. This, as always, was with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, dignified in a very classic black suit. Friendly, she had come out of her secrecy to put a hand on her sister-in-law’s shoulder, seeming to comfort her after that difficult day.
Princess Anna had surprised the audience by performing a perfect bow as he passed his mother’s coffin. With her face closed, she was then imitated by her younger siblings, who also greeted her with a nod of her head.