Prince Harry, at the age of 38, paid a touching tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II on the first anniversary of her passing. On September 8, he was spotted by devoted fans leaving St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, the very place where Queen Elizabeth II and her beloved husband, Prince Philip, rest in peace.
The Duke of Sussex chose to honor his grandmother in solitude on this significant day. He walked alone, without his wife Meghan Markle or other members of the royal family. St. George’s Chapel also holds a special place in his heart, as it is where he and the Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in their memorable 2018 wedding.
Leaving through a side entrance of the chapel and stepping into a black Range Rover, Prince Harry was heading to Germany for the upcoming Invictus Games, scheduled to commence on September 9.
Separated in Tribute
While Prince Harry paid his respects at St. George’s Chapel, his estranged family members had their own ways of honoring the late Queen. Prince William and Kate Middleton attended a special service at St. Davids Cathedral in Wales, and King Charles III and Queen Camilla attended a memorial service in Balmoral.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her cherished Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. In her final hours, Prince Harry made the journey to be with her in Scotland, though he arrived after her passing. His last words to his grandmother were a simple wish for her happiness.
In the aftermath of her passing, Prince Harry released a heartfelt statement expressing his gratitude and fond memories of Queen Elizabeth II. He cherished their numerous encounters, from his earliest childhood memories to introducing her to his wife and great-grandchildren.
He highlighted her commitment to service, wise counsel, and infectious smile. Prince Harry also found solace in the thought of her being reunited with Prince Philip in eternal peace.