King Charles left a short and sweet handwritten message on the coffin of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, during her funeral Monday in London.
“In loving and devoted memory. Charles R ”, we read in the note, according to CNNwhich states that “R” refers to “Rex” or “king” in Latin.
Charles, 73, became King of Great Britain after the d*ath of Queen Elizabeth on September 8 at the age of 96. Her d*ath ended a record 70-year-old monarchy that began when she was only 25.
Monday’s funeral was held at the centuries-old Westminster Abbey Church, near Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s coffin had been in state since Wednesday for members of the public to pay their respects.
During the Monday funeral, the Royal Standard flag, the crown of the imperial state and flowers were also placed on her coffin.
About 2,000 people attended the service, including members of Charles’s family such as Camilla’s wife, Queen Consort, and sons Prince William and Prince Harry.
William’s two older children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, were also present.
Queen Elizabeth will be buried in the Chapel of St. George’s Church near Windsor Castle during a minor service on Monday. She will be buried next to her husband, Prince Philip, who died last year at the age of 99.
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