WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Pallbearers from Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards carry Queen Elizabeth II's coffin, draped in the Royal Standard, into St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for her Committal Service on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
King Charles Wasn't The Only One To Leave A Note On The Queen's Coffin
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All eyes were on Queen Elizabeth's coffin as it was carried into Westminster Abbey on September 19, draped in the Royal Standard with the Sovereign's Sceptre, Orb, and Imperial State Crown on top. A beautiful wreath with emotional and historic significance also sat on the coffin, along with a very special note.
The handwritten note was from the queen's son, King Charles III, and read, "In loving and devoted memory, Charles R." Additionally, wreaths from William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, also had handwritten notes attached, with each bearing their own monogram; however, we don't know the content of these notes.
Leaving notes with flowers is a common practice, one that Queen Elizabeth often did for special people in her life. She left a note that read "In Loving Memory, Lilbet," on her mother’s coffin, and for her husband Prince Philip, who died in 2021, the queen touchingly wrote a note that read in part, "I love you."