In a heartwarming and charming tribute, a procession of corgis gathered outside Buckingham Palace on Sunday, September 3 to honour the memory of the beloved late Queen Elizabeth II in the lead-up to the one-year anniversary of her passing.
The corgis, known for their long-standing association with the late monarch, came from near and far, donning miniature crowns and regal accessories infront of the iconic Palace.
Agatha Crerer-Gilbert, the mastermind behind the gathering, expressed her desire to see the annual corgi procession become a lasting tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s memory.
“I can’t see a better way to remember her than through her corgis, through the breed that she loved and cherished through her life,” she said.
“You know, I can’t still get used to the fact that she’s not physically around us, but she’s looking at us. Look, the sun is shining, I thought it would shine on us today.”
Aleksandr Barmin, a corgi owner with a furry companion named Cinnamon, and a familiar face at previous royal gatherings, shared that the parade served as a touching reminder that while Queen Elizabeth may be gone, she still resides “in our hearts”.
“It’s a really hard feeling, to be honest … it’s really sad that we don’t have (the queen) among us anymore,” he said.
“But still, Her Majesty the Queen is still in our hearts.”
People from all over the UK brought their corgi dogs to gather and parade outside Buckingham Palace on September 3 to pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. The queen, who died on Sep 8, 2022, loved corgi dogs during her lifetime, had raised nearly 30 corgis. pic.twitter.com/FEOklPzvF3
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September 8 will mark the a year since the world lost their beloved Queen, the longest reigning monarch in British history passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8 2022 at 6.30pm London time at Balmoral, triggering an outpouring of grief from across the globe.
Buckingham Palace announced her death in a statement after senior royals gathered at Balmoral following concern from the Queen’s doctors regarding her health earlier in the day.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the statement read.
The world joined the Royal Family to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday September 19 2022 for her state funeral as hundreds of thousands lined the streets of London and a 2000 strong congregations made up of world leaders and dignitaries filled Westminster Abbey for the historic ceremony and say their final goodbyes.
Before the state funeral service began, the country’s first since Winston Churchill’s, a bell rang out 96 times to symbolise each year of Her Majesty’s life.
The Queen’s flag-draped coffin sat atop a gun carriage which was drawn by rope by 142 Royal Navy sailors before being taken by pallbearers into Westminster Abbey where presidents, prime ministers and dignitaries made up the 2000 strong congregation.
The funeral service featured a series of readings and hymns and as the ceremony concluded two minutes of silence was observed across the country before attendees sang God Save the King.