Anne thanks armed forces for involvement in Queen’s funeral


The Princess Royal will thank members of the armed forces who were involved in the Queen’s funeral while visiting Portsmouth Naval Base and St Omer Barracks, Aldershot.

Anne, as Commander in Chief Portsmouth, will meet with the Royal Navy personnel who took part in Thursday’s funeral procession.

She then travels in the afternoon to Aldershot where, as Commander in Chief of both the Royal Logistic Corps and the Royal Corps of Signals, she will visit Corps-wide personnel who have played a key role in logistical support for the funeral and other associated ceremonial duties.

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King Charles and the Princess Royal arrive for Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral (Sarah Meyssonnier/PA)

(PA wire)

Meanwhile, the Earl of Wessex will visit troops deployed to Estonia and Germany to recognize their service to king and country.

Edward, in his role as Royal Colonel of 2nd Battalion The Rifles and Royal Honorary Colonel of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, arrived in Tallin, Estonia on Wednesday evening, ahead of Thursday’s visit to Camp Tapa military base.

Once there, he will meet with 2 Rifles personnel to thank them for their vital support to British military operations, their services to the Queen during her time as Commander in Chief and their dedication to King Charles as Chief of the Armed Forces.

Edward will pay tribute to the continued service of the armed forces stationed abroad (James Manning/PA)

(PA wire)

The Earl will then travel to Paderborn, Germany on Friday to visit troops deployed by the Royal Wessex Yeomanry at the Normandy barracks and to pay tribute to the continued service of forces stationed abroad.

The royal visits come as Australia holds a national day of mourning for the Queen, with a national memorial service at Parliament House in Canberra.

The royal family continues their mourning period for the queen, to be observed until seven days after the funeral.

Members of the royal family are not expected to carry out any official duties, and flags at royal residences will remain at half mast until 8am on Tuesday, after the last day of royal mourning.


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