- The Queen was buried
- Princess Victoria of Sweden mourns publicly
Mourning for the loss of the Queen (†96) is happening around the world. Not only are the British royals saddened, but the Swedish royals are also deeply moved. On September 19, the Queen's funeral service was held at Westminster Abbey.
While King Carl XVI Gustaf (76) and Queen Silvia of Sweden (78) traveled to London to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II one last time, it quickly became apparent that someone was missing. Where was the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (45)?
Princess Victoria of Sweden mourned the death of the Queen in Sweden
Like every royal, Princess Victoria is saddened by the loss of the Queen of England. While the rest of the European royals themselves gathered on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral at Westminster Abbey, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was mourning at home, the palace posted on Instagram.
The reason - although she is heir to the throne, she is not of high enough rank to attend the official funeral service in London, as there were simply not enough seats in Westminster Abbey.
Therefore, certain restrictions had to be introduced for the invitations to the funeral, according to the Swedish magazine Hänt.
All in black - Crown Princess Victoria commemorated the Queen in the Church of England
On the day of the funeral, unlike her parents, the future Queen of Sweden was not in London but commemorated the deceased Queen in the Church of England in Stockholm. Together with her husband Prince Daniel (49), she honored the late monarch.
Dressed in elegant black mourning clothes, she lit a candle for the late Queen at an altar decorated with a portrait and floral arrangement.
After mourning in church, the Swedish royals proceeded to the British Ambassador's residence in Stockholm to write condolences and light candles in memory of the Queen. There they were received by the British Ambassadors Judith Gough and Nicholas Howe, Chaplain of the Church of England.