King Charles III leaves a touching note on Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

King Charles III wrote a touching note to his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, which featured prominently on her coffin.

The new monarch, 73, designed a garland of flowers from her wedding to the late Prince Philip, as well as a note that read ‘In loving and devoted memory. Karel R.”

The “R” stands for rex, which means “king” in Latin. The late queen would sign her name with regina, meaning “queen” in the dead language.

The flowers lay on the Queen’s coffin during the early morning processions from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for the Funeral Mass, which was then followed by another procession.

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More than 500 dignitaries from around the world, including President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, attended mass in honor of the late monarch.

Prince Harry accompanied his brother, Prince William, and his father, King Charles, in the procession leading to Mass. He was then joined by his wife, Meghan Markle, who walked behind the coffin with the rest of the immediate royal family, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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King Charles also arranged for the wreath to contain flowers from her wedding to Prince Philip.
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When taking their seats, Prince Harry appeared to be snubbed as he and Markle, 41, were placed in the second row.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were squeezed into a corner at the end of the second row next to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and their respective husbands, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank.

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“In loving and devoted memory. Charles R,” the note read.
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The estranged brothers were as far away as possible, separated by the church path.

Also notable in the front row was the Queen’s disgraced son Prince Andrew, as well as granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband, Peter Phillips, who don’t work royals.

Queen Elizabeth died on September 8 at the age of 96 after a reign of 70 years, the longest of any monarch in British history.

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