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Queen’s only daughter Princess Anne says ‘It’s a privilege to share the last 24 hours’

Written by Manjari Sachin Chitre | Edited by Paulomi Ghosh

Queen Elizabeth’s only daughter, Princess Anne, said in a statement Tuesday that she was lucky to share the final 24 hours of her “lovely mother’s life”. Often regarded as the hardest-working royal due to her career as an equestrian, Princess Anne travels with the Queen’s coffin to Scotland and back to London.

“I was fortunate enough to share the last 24 hours of my beloved mother’s life. It has been an honor and a privilege to be with him on his last journey. It has been both humbling and uplifting to see the love and respect shown by so many on these journeys,” the royal family tweeted quoting the princess.

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The princess added that she was “grateful for the support and understanding extended to my dear brother Charles as he accepts the additional responsibilities of the monarch”.

On Sunday, Princess Anne traveled with Cortez on the six-hour drive from Balmoral to Edinburgh. Dressed in black in mourning, he cursed as eight soldiers carried the emperor’s coffin to the palace of Holyroodhouse. On Monday, she stood guard in a coffin with her siblings at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and on Tuesday flew with the coffin from the Scottish capital to London.

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Princess Anne has supported more than 300 charities, organizations and military regiments. She regularly tops the charts for having the most royal engagements.

Princess Anne’s new role with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II is not yet known – depending on whether King Charles III pursues a thin monarchy, AFP reported.

(with inputs from AFP)

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