Princess Anne thanks Household Cavalrymen for their role in Queen's funeral

HRH Princess Anne made a visit to meet and thank some of the Household Cavalrymen who took part in Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in London and Windsor.

As Colonel of the Blues and Royals, the Princess Royal visited to say thank you to members of the Life Guards and Blues & Royals (who collectively make up the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment) in Knightsbridge Barracks, London.

Princess Anne, who was wearing the Blues and Royals uniform, also discussed state events that are to take place in the near future, namely the coronation of King Charles III taking place on 6 May 2023.

The Armed Forces are expected to again play a key role in proceedings, as they did for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.

The coronation ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

King Charles recently wrote 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.

Watch: Princess Anne spends over two hours thanking troops for role in Queen's funeral.

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.

Last month, Anne also met and thanked Royal Navy sailors and soldiers from the Royal Logistic Corps and Royal Corps of Signals for their involvement in the Queen's funeral.

The Princess visited the personnel in Portsmouth and Aldershot just days after her mother's funeral.

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