King Charles honoured his late mother the Queen today by sharing a touching tribute and photograph on what would have been her 97th birthday. Posted on the Royal Family Twitter account, a photograph of Queen Elizabeth showed the much-loved monarch giving one of her trademark beaming smiles to the camera.
Her Majesty was wearing a beautiful light blue outfit and hat with a pair of stunning brooches while carrying a lovely bouquet of flowers that matched the ribbons in her headgear.
A caption alongside the image read: “Today we remember the incredible life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on what would have been her 97th birthday.”
Today marks the late Queen’s actual birthday, although throughout her reign Her Majesty also observed an official ‘state birthday’ celebration on the second Saturday in June to allow her subjects time to celebrate.
The photograph shared today on Twitter was taken in June 2022 in the Queen’s beloved Scotland, during a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh for the Ceremony of the Keys.
King Charles accompanied his mother to a number of functions in Scotland in June last year with the Queen making her first public appearances after the stunning success of her Platinum Jubilee earlier that month.
Throughout her reign the Queen had a deep affection for Scotland, enjoying family holidays at Balmoral.
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Her Majesty was also regularly photographed having a great time watching the traditional Highland sports on display at the Braemar Gathering, often with her husband Philip and her son Charles by her side.
The Queen died peacefully at her beloved Balmoral last year, aged 96, with her immediate family, including King Charles and Princess Anne ‘by her side’.
On May 6 King Charles will undergo his Coronation, repeating the process his mother undertook when she was crowned on June 2, 1953.
The Coronation of The King, and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will take place at Westminster Abbey in a service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Buckingham Palace said the ceremony will “reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry”.
Their Majesties will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace, known as “The King’s Procession”.
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