Prince Harry paid a quiet visit to his grandmother's grave on anniversary of her passing

The WellChild Awards 2023
The WellChild Awards 2023 / David M. Benett/GettyImages

With September 8 marking the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's death, it makes sense that members of the royal family are paying tribute to the late queen. While some members of the family chose to post social media tributes, others could be seen out and about in places that held special meaning to the queen. For Prince Harry, his time in the UK for a charity event meant that he had the chance to pay his own respects to his grandmother.

Thanks to a candid picture that has since gone viral, the world learned that Prince Harry chose to honor his grandmother's memory by paying a visit to her gravesite.

According to People Magazine, "The Duke of Sussex, 38, traveled to St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle (where he married Meghan Markle in May 2018) on Friday to make the private visit." And perhaps we would never have learned about this visit if it were not for the singular image that showed the prince leaving the chapel as he walked to a private car.

Prince Harry visited Queen Elizabeth II's burial site on the anniversary of her death

Considering Prince Harry has been in the UK for the WellChild Awards, a charity organization that he has been patron of for 15 years, it makes sense that if given the opportunity he would find his own way to honor his grandmother's memory. Even while speaking at the awards ceremony this year, the prince spoke of his grandmother, mentioning that the reason he and his wife missed out on the event last year was because of the passing of the queen.

In his speech, Prince Harry shared, "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 that 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're together continuing to spotlight such an incredible community."

Following his appearance, there was media speculation as to where the prince was and what he was doing. And yet none of that matters. Instead, the prince chose to find a way to visit his grandmother on the anniversary of her death. There was no fan-fare to his visit to St. George's Chapel and instead this was a chance for him to pay his respects privately.

I am so glad that Prince Harry was able to have the chance to privately pay his respects. And while the picture of him leaving the chapel definitely revealed his actions, we appreciate the fact that it seems like his privacy was still respected over all.

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