Isabel II, who died on September 8 after 70 years of reign, received a state funeral on Monday attended by leaders from around the world. The coffin made a tour from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, but there was one detail that caught our attention: on the coffin there was a note, written by hand.
It is the last detail that the king charles iii, son of the queen, wanted to have with her. The note reads: “In loving and devoted memory. Carlos R.
The coffin, lined with lead, was covered with flowers. But not just any kind, but “cut flowers and foliage from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House.”
The crown also includes myrtle, which was cut from a plant that featured in the Queen’s bridal bouquet in 1947.
Carlos III thus emulated his mother, who after the death of her husband, Prince Felipe, in April 2021, placed a handwritten note on the coffin. Unlike Isabel II, Felipe was buried in a very intimate ceremony, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now, both will rest together in the Chapel of San Jorge, in the Castle of Windsor, after the burial of the monarch, this afternoon.
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