Princess Anne shares statement on the death of her mother 1 week ago

Princess Anne shares statement on the death of her mother

She spoke about their last day together.

Princess Anne has shared a statement on the death of her mother, Queen Elizabeth II.


The Queen passed away last Thursday in Balmoral. She was 96-years-old.

Her only daughter Anne, shared how she was "fortunate" to be by her mother's side during the last 24 hours of her life. In her statement, she spoke about how the support of the public has been helpful in her grief, and she paid tribute to her brother, King Charles III.

The statement, which was shared yesterday read: "I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life. It has been an honour and a privilege to accompany her on her final journeys.

"Witnessing the love and respect shown by so many on these journeys has been both humbling and uplifting. We will all share unique memories. I offer my thanks to each and every one who share our sense of loss.


"We may have been reminded how much of her presence and contribution to our national identity we took for granted."

She added: "I am also so grateful for the support and understanding offered to my dear brother Charles as he accepts the added responsibilities of The Monarch. To my mother, The Queen, thank you."


Princes Anne is not the only member of the royal family to issue a statement since the death of the Queen.

Earlier this week, Prince Harry remembered his grandmother's "everlasting legacy".

He wrote: "Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings—from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren.

"I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between."