'Sing thee to rest': Palace shares unseen picture of Queen hiking in her beloved moorlands

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Queen Elizabeth II has been hailed in a post from the Royal Family’s official Twitter account. Her Majesty passed away on Thursday, September 8, and was laid to rest at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Monday.

After the Queen’s funeral and final journey through London, the Royal Family’s official Twitter account posted a “loving” tribute to the late monarch.

It said: “‘May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.’ In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen. 1926 – 2022.”

The post showed a previously unseen picture of Her Majesty hiking in the moorlands.

The post’s caption also referenced Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which was quoted by King Charles III.

Speaking on Friday, September 9, a day after Her Majesty died, the King said: “We owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example.

“To my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you.

“Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years.”

In a final flourish borrowed from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, he added: “May ‘flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest’.”

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Earlier on Monday, 2,000 people, including foreign royalty and world leaders, attended the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The Royal Family later on Monday evening said the Queen had been buried alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The family’s website said the burial service, attended by close family members, was conducted by the Dean of Windsor.


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