Farewell: Queen’s family attend church service in Scotland


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Queen’s family attend church service in Scotland

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and brother of Britain's King Charles III, attends a divine service after the death of his mother

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and brother of Britain’s King Charles III, attends a service at Crathie Kirk Church in Scotland following the death of his mother. photo

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While Britain’s new monarch had appointments in London, his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward attended a memorial service in Scotland.

In Scotland Members of the royal family attended a prayer service in memory of the Queen on Saturday. They left Balmoral Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, in the afternoon and went to the nearby Crathie Kirk Church. The Queen herself was a regular guest there for years when she summered at Balmoral.

On the way back, some got out of their cars and greeted those waiting underneath who wanted to express their condolences Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

“We got a day with her,” Andrew said of the grieving period after his mother’s death, according to the British news agency PA, and thanked the mourners in balmoral. “Now we begin the process of handing them over.”

In attendance were three of their four children: Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Her older brother Charles succeeded his mother to the throne and has been back in for numerous dates since Friday London. Some of the grandchildren were also in Balmoral: among others, Anne’s children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, as well as Andrew’s children, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

Prince William, the current heir to the throne, also had appointments in London alongside his father. being Brothers, Prince Harry, also returned to London on Friday. Harry and his wife Meghan, who live in California, were in Europe for charity when the Queen died. According to unconfirmed reports, they wanted to stay in London until the Queen’s funeral.

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