Anne to thank armed forces personnel for involvement in the Queen’s funeral

The Princess Royal will thank members of the armed forces involved in the Queen’s funeral during a visit to Portsmouth Naval Base and St Omer Barracks, Aldershot.

nne, as Commodore-in-Chief Portsmouth, will meet with Royal Navy staff who attended the funeral procession on Thursday.

She will then travel to Aldershot in the afternoon where, as Colonel in the Royal Logistic Corps and Royal Corps of Signals, she will visit staff from across the Corps who have played a key role in the logistical support of the funeral and other related ceremonial duties.


King Charles and the Princess Royal arrive for Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral (Sarah Meyssonnier/PA)

In the meantime, the Earl of Wessex will visit troops on deployment in Estonia and Germany to recognize their service to king and country.

Edward, in his capacity as Royal Colonel of the 2nd Battalion The Rifles and Royal Honorary Colonel of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, arrived in Tallinn, Estonia on Wednesday evening ahead of Thursday’s visit to Camp Tapa military base.

Once there he will meet 2 Rifles staff to thank them for their vital support to British military operations, their service to the Queen during her time as Commander-in-Chief and their dedication to King Charles as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.


Edward will pay tribute to the continued service of the forces deployed abroad (James Manning/PA)

The Earl will then travel to Paderborn, Germany, on Friday to visit troops deployed by the Royal Wessex Yeomanry at Normandy Barracks and to pay tribute to the continued service of forces based abroad.

The royal visits come as Australia holds a national day of mourning for the Queen, with a national memorial service at Parliament House in Canberra.

The royal family continues to mourn the Queen until seven days after the funeral.

No official engagements are expected from members of the royal family and flags at royal residences will remain at half-mast until 8am Tuesday – after the final day of royal mourning. Anne to thank armed forces personnel for involvement in the Queen’s funeral

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