Princess Anne has opened up about her mother’s final 24 hours before she passed away.
Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 on September 8 while under medical supervision due to her deteriorating health.
Her daughter Princess Anne was “grateful” to spend the final 24 hours with the late monarch before her tragic death.
“I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life,” Princess Anne’s statement read.
“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.”
She went on to thank everyone who sent their well wishes to her late mother before acknowledging the understanding given to her brother, King Charles III.
“We will all share unique memories. I offer my thanks to each and every one who share our sense of loss,” she wrote.
“We may have been reminded how much of her presence and contribution to our national identity we took for granted.
“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.”
The Queen will be laid to rest on September 19.
This article first appeared on OverSixty.