Prince Harry paid a covert visit to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle today, on the anniversary of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II’s, death.
The Queen’s ultimate resting place is the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which is housed within the walls of St George’s Chapel.
Following her funeral on September 19, last year, she was buried alongside her husband, parents, and sister in a private ceremony.
A photo of the Duke, dressed casually in a white shirt and slacks, exiting the Chapel has gone viral on social media.
He was seen leaving the cathedral around midday, as he is scheduled to fly to Dusseldorf, Germany, tomorrow for the commencement of the Invictus Games.
His wife Meghan Markle is still in the United States with their two children, and members of the Royal Family are commemorating the day in different locations across the United Kingdom.
King Charles and Queen Camilla attended a special church service in Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral Castle, and the Prince and Princess of Wales are scheduled to attend a short service at St David’s Cathedral.
Harry returned to the UK yesterday to attend the WellChild Awards in London, where he presented an award and gave a speech.
Speaking at the ceremony he said: “As you know, I was unable to attend the awards last year as my grandmother passed away.
“As you also probably know, she would have been the first person to insist I still come to be with you all instead of going to her, and that’s precisely why I know, exactly one year on, she is looking down on all of us tonight – happy we are together – continuing to spotlight such an incredible community.”
The Duke also talked about the challenges of parenting, saying: “As a father of two – and three dogs, so basically five – I’m acutely aware of the many joys and challenges that come with parenting.
“And that’s with kids who aren’t facing health challenges. So to the parent carers in the room, you have my sincerest admiration and respect.”
The late Queen’s name is etched on the black slab beside those of her father, mother, and late husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
Floral wreaths and tributes can be seen strewn around the slab in an image published by Buckingham Palace following the funeral last year.
The slab is hand-carved Belgian marble with brass letter inlays, similar to the previous one, which had gold lettering with the names of George VI and Elizabeth.