King Charles writes letter to Army chief thanking soldiers for duties following Queen's death
King Charles has written a letter to the head of the British Army thanking soldiers for their role in ceremonial duties following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
In a letter addressed to the Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Patrick Sanders, the King said he would be "most grateful" if the Army chief could pass on his "most sincere thanks" to all the troops involved.
"The solemn and poignant ceremonial in Scotland and London, under the expert gaze of the Garrison Sergeant Majors, was utterly impeccable", the King said in the letter, posted on Twitter by Lieutenant General Nick Borton, Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.
"From the opening gun salutes to the processions for the state funeral."
The King also thanked the Bearer Parties, made up of personnel from the Royal Regiment of Scotland and Grenadier Guards "who, with their immense dignity and devotion were a great credit to their service".
"I am conscious that over 4,000 men and women of the Army were involved, with some returning from Iraq, Canada and Cyprus to play their part," the King continued.
"My heartfelt gratitude goes to each and every one of you."