Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8, 2022. She was 96 years old. Following a state funeral at Westminster Abbey later that month, she was buried at The King George VI Memorial Chapel within Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel alongside her husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at age 99.
In a tribute, King Charles—who acceded to the throne immediately after his mother’s passing—expressed his gratitude to his and Queen Camilla’s supporters amid this new chapter of the monarchy.
“In marking the first anniversary of Her late Majesty’s death and my Accession, we recall with great affection her long life, devoted service and all she meant to so many of us,” he stated in both a post shared to the royal family’s Instagram account as well as in an audio recording. “I am deeply grateful, too, for the love and support that has been shown to my wife and myself during this year as we do our utmost to be of service to you all.”
And the royal family noted it appreciates everyone who continues to keep Queen Elizabeth II—the longest-reigning British monarch—in their hearts, writing in an Instagram post, “Thank you for all your kind words of condolence as we remember Queen Elizabeth II together.”