Royal Family posts stunning final photo of Queen with meaningful Shakespeare quote – The Mirror

The Royal Family has shared a poignant new picture of the Queen alongside a Shakespearean quote from the King’s first public address the day after her death in Balmoral.

The picture, showing the late monarch in rural countryside at a much younger age, came after a difficult day for the family and country as they said goodbye to the monarch for the last time at a service in Westminster, before another in Windsor.

Alongside the image was a quote paraphrased from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet which King Charles had ended his first public address to the nation with, 24 hours after his beloved mother’s death.

The tweet read: “May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.

“In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen.”

The day after the Queen’s death, King Charles used the same quote to end his first public address to the nation.

He had said: “To my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you.

“Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years.

“May ‘flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest’.”







King Charles III enters George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle
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The tweet comes hours after the Royal Family attended a private burial service at Windsor Castle, alongside her beloved husband, The Duke of Edinburgh.

The King and members of the royal family gathered together after a difficult day in the world’s spotlight at the state funeral and committal service.

When Prince Philip died 17 months ago, his coffin was placed in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel ready to be moved to the memorial chapel when the Queen died.

The chapel, built as an annexe behind the North Quire Aisle of St George’s in 1969, also houses the remains of the Queen’s father George VI, her mother the Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret who died in February 2002.







The Queen’s coffin arrives at St George’s Chapel
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The Queen’s coffin will be interred with the Grenadier Guards’ Queen’s Company Camp Colour – a smaller version of the Royal Standard of the Regiment – which the King placed on her coffin at the end of the committal service.

The family tweeted: “This evening a Private Burial will take place in The King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor.

“The Queen will be Laid to Rest with her late husband The Duke of Edinburgh, alongside her father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret.”

Earlier this evening Prince William and Kate Middleton also shared a touching tribute to the late monarch.







The King looked close to tears during the service in Windsor
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In a tweet, the Prince and Princess of Wales wrote: “Goodbye to a Queen, a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother.”

Alongside the words, they shared a black and white image of the pallbearers carrying the Queen’s coffin, draped in the Royal Standard an Crown Jewels.

The Prince and Princess of Wales attended today’s funeral with their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Charlotte paid her own personal tribute to her great-grandmother the Queen at her state funeral by wearing a small badge with a nod to one of her loves.

Royal Family’s moving tributes to Queen

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