May 20, 2024

Charles Pays to Members of the Royal Navy Who Took Part in Queen Elizabeth

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The King presented Victorian Royal Warrants to more than 100 naval officers who drew the State’s Gun Carriage carrying his mother’s coffin

King Charles pays to the Royal Navy personnel who took part in the national committal of his mother, Queen Elizabeth.

On Tuesday morning, the King distributed Victorian Royal Warrants to about 150 members of the Royal Navy at Windsor Castle. The honors were awarded to the staff who were part of the committal processions of his mother in September 2022 and were awarded during a special parade and a presentation of medals.

 

The group included more than 100 naval annotations that attracted the state’s gun carriage carrying Queen Elizabeth’s coffin to London in September. 19. Sailors pulled the state gun carriage at the committals of British monarchs since King Edward VII after the horses carrying Queen Victoria’s coffin panicked at her committal in 1901 and nearly knocked it over, CNN reported.

King Charles, 74, appointed Royal Navy personnel to the Royal Victorian Order in March 2023 through the passed away honours list, which is usually published after the sovereign’s passed away to thank those who have rendered personal services, Buckingham Palace said. The Royal Victorian Order was created by Queen Victoria in 1896 to allow her to recognize people who helped or represented her. The ruling monarch personally chooses who receives the honor.

Tuesday’s hour-long service began with a special parade, during which the group and staff walked down the quadrangle of Windsor Castle from George IV’s Gate. King Charles entered through the Sovereign’s entrance with the First Sea Lord, where he was greeted by a Royal Salute and a rendition of the national anthem from the dais.

King Charles awarded the medals to each individual and chatted amicably as he walked down the line. The king spoke to Paisley Chambers-Smith, a medical assistant who is seven months pregnant, and shook hands with other military personnel.

After the presentation of the honours, the King returned to the platform for a second Royal Salute and a National Anthem to mark the end of the parade. He seemed to be in a good mood as he laughed and chatted with the relatives of the laureates

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is placed on a gun carriage during her funeral service in Westminster Abbey in central London Monday Sept. 19, 2022.The Queen, who died aged 96 on Sept. 8, will be buried at Windsor alongside her late husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti,Pool)

On Sept. On August 8, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth died “peacefully” at the age of 96 at her beloved Balmoral Castle in Scotland, just hours after her doctors said they were “concerned” about her health. His state committal was held in September. 19 at Westminster Abbey in London, followed by an internment service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The British army played a central role in the state occasion, from the ceremonial processions to the somber honour of carrying his coffin.

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