Remembering Her Majesty: Sarah Ferguson honours the late Queen Elizabeth on 98th birthday

Apr 22, 2024
Many joined Ferguson in wishing the late Queen a "happy heavenly birthday". Source: Getty Images.

In a heartfelt tribute, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, took to social media to honour the memory of the late Queen Elizabeth II on what would have been her 98th birthday.

Sharing a post on Instagram, Ferguson expressed gratitude for the late Monarch’s leadership and friendship.

“Today we are remembering Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on what would have been her 97th birthday,” she wrote.

“Thank you for all that you have taught us, for being a steadfast leader and dear friend. You are sorely missed.”

While some eagle-eyed followers pointed out the discrepancy in the age, with this year marking what would have been the Queen’s 98th birthday, many joined Ferguson in wishing the late Queen a “happy heavenly birthday”.

“You are greatly missed your majesty,” one wrote.

“Happy heavenly birthday.”

“I miss her so. Even though I only saw HM once passing by in a limousine,” another commented.

“My most warm and heartfelt wishes go to you Your Majesty.”

The outpouring of affection and respect underscores the enduring impact of Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned for an impressive 70 years, making her the longest-serving monarch in British history.

As the world paused to remember the remarkable Monarch, a historic moment unfolded with the unveiling of the first memorial statue in her honour.

The seven-foot bronze memorial, crafted by sculptor Hywel Pratley, depicts a youthful Queen Elizabeth in regal attire, accompanied by three loyal corgi companions.

The unveiling ceremony was met with cheers from onlookers and the approving barks of nearly 50 corgis, brought together by a delegation from The Welsh Corgi League.

Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8 2022 at 6.30 pm 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 at the time.

As tributes pour in from around the world for her birthday it’s clear Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy continues to be celebrated and cherished by generations past, present, and future.

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