Royal News Roundup: Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral, King Charles’s Special Note & More

Here’s all the royal news you need to know for the week of September 23, 2022.

  • King Charles left a heartwarming note for his mother on top of her coffin. The handwritten message read, “In loving and devoted memory, Charles R.”

  • According to Hello! magazine, the Prince and Princess of Wales also wrote messages for the queen and placed them on the coffin.

  • Middleton and Markle arrived in separate cars, but there’s a totally undramatic reason. As Page Six points out, Markle wasn’t allowed to ride in the same vehicle as Middleton because the Princess of Wales’s new ranking enabled her to sit alongside the Queen Consort, Camilla Parker Bowles.

  • During the committal service at St. George’s Chapel, Princess Charlotte shared a sweet moment with her uncle, Prince Harry. At one point, the young royal adjusted her hat and then glanced at her uncle, and he responded with a comforting smile.

  • Shortly after the ceremony, the Prince and Princess of Wales paid tribute to the queen on their joint Twitter account. The caption read, “Goodbye to a Queen, a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother.”

  • The royal account posted a black-and-white photograph on Instagram that was taken back in 1947. In the snapshot, young Princess Elizabeth is standing beside her mother, father, sister and her husband-to-be, Prince Philip.

  • Once the funeral had concluded, Prince Harry and Markle traveled back across the pond to reunite with their two young children: Archie and Lilibet.

  • Out of respect for the late monarch, Netflix paused—and then resumed—production on The Crown.

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