Queen Elizabeth sheds a tear for fallen soldiers
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was reduced to tears as she paid tribute to fallen soldiers at a ceremony in Staffordshire on Tuesday afternoon (17.05.16).
The 90-year-old royal was spotted wiping her emotional eyes before she laid a wreath in honour of the 32 members of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, which was formed in 2006, who have sadly lost their lives over the last 10 years.
The monarch was joined by wounded veterans and victims’ loved ones at the service as she unveiled a statue of the Lion of England, which traditionally symbolises bravery, nobility, royalty, to commemorate those who were killed.
After the service, the queen scribbled in the visitors’ book.
She wrote: “The visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday 17th May 2016 for the dedication of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment Memorial,” followed by her signature.
Meanwhile, it’s been a busy few days for the monarch as over the weekend she celebrated her belated birthday at Windsor Castle in Berkshire with a stunning horse display.
Elizabeth arrived at the royal residence with her husband Prince Philip in the horse-drawn Scottish state carriage, before she took her seat and watched 900 horses – 10 for each decade of her life – prance around the grounds.
The monarch had a beaming smile plastered across her face as she watched performances from the likes of James Blunt, Gary Barlow, Beverley Knight and Kylie Minogue.
Katherine Jenkins delivered the patriotic song ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’, while a choir version of the coronation anthem ‘Zadoc the Priest’ filled the stunning grounds.
Queen Elizabeth’s final birthday celebration will take place next month with a Service of Thanksgiving, Trooping the Colour and a huge street party in London.