A poignant photo of Queen Elizabeth moves the fans. It is the palace’s last salute to its queen – published shortly after the burial.
Windsor – The long journey of the late Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022) took ten days until she was laid to rest as a private individual without the state insignia as a daughter, sister and wife in an intimate setting. An unforgettable farewell process for the public, guests of state, MPs, staff, friends and family took place at Westminster Abbey before the Queen’s coffin was taken to the royal tomb at St George’s Chapel.
Buckingham Palace publishes an exceptional photograph of the Queen as a final greeting
Full of splendor and pomp and with every conceivable effort, Elizabeth II had been taken to Windsor via Westminster Abbey in her coffin at the great ceremony of her funeral that morning. In stark contrast, the palace publishes a picture of the soft tones on Instagram. The final farewell of the great exceptional monarch shows her freely, like the wind as a younger woman, only climbing a meadow in the wide landscape behind her. A motif that has hardly been seen before and a highly emotional last greeting.
The text that the palace staff have chosen is also full of love: “May angel swarms sing you to rest,” it says simply. And further: “In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen. 1926 – 2022”. The caption is a reference to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In the picture, the then 45-year-old Queen is holding a walking stick, wearing a green coat over her arm, sunglasses and a patterned headscarf. According to Sky News, the picture was taken in 1971 at Balmoral, her residence in Scotland. The photo was taken by Patrick Lichfield (66), the 5th Earl of Lichfield.
“A nice farewell to our Queen” – photo selection is praised by fans
According to Metro, King Charles (73) also referred to the same Shakespearean line in his first televised address after his appointment as head of the British crown on September 9th. His words of thanks: “To my beloved mama, who is embarking on her last great journey to join my dear late papa,” he ended with the same quote from Hamlet. Despite being a commonly used word to pay respect to a loved one, according to the Evening Standard, the photograph resonated with the Instagram community.
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“What a beautiful photo. The wonderful Queen Elizabeth II will never be forgotten and will always be loved by everyone! May she rest in peace,” writes william_catherine82. “A nice farewell to our queen,” singhstreetstyle agrees with the user. The new king had finished the funeral in tears. The long way of farewell found a worthy conclusion with the last greeting. Sources used: people.com, metro.co.uk, .standard.co.uk, Instagram @theroyalfamily