Royals pay tribute to the late Queen's 'incredible life' sharing 'beautiful' snap on what would've been her 97th birthday

Its a bittersweet time for the royal family this week in the run up to the coronation

Royals pay tribute to the Queen - Royal Family King Charles with the late Queen, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis
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King Charles and the Royal Family have paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II on what would've been her 97th birthday.

The royal family has paid tribute to the Queen as they release a 'beautiful' photo to remember what would have been her 97th birthday.

The Queen died aged 96 in September 2022, and as many royal fans around the world look back on her amazing life, it will be a bittersweet time for King Charles and the rest of the royal family who will be remembering their dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in the run up to the coronation.

As reported, the King's coronation, which is expected to be watched on TV by millions, reportedly costs in excess of $123m (£100million) and features a coronation concert.

But today marks a heartfelt day for the royal family and they have taken to Instagram to share their memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Alongside a photograph of the Queen taken during a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in June 2022, a caption says, "Today we remember the incredible life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on what would have been her 97th birthday."

The post goes on to explain how that when Her Majesty was born back in April 1926, "Princess Elizabeth and her family did not expect that she would one day become Queen."

The caption continues, "Following the abdication of her uncle King Edward VIII in 1936, her father acceded to the throne. When King George VI died in February 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II when she was just 25." 

And added that "Her Majesty went on to be Britain’s longest reigning Monarch - the only one in history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee."

Royals pay tribute to the Queen

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Royal fans flooded the comment section with moving messages in response to the touching tribute to the Queen.

One fan wrote, "Long did she Reign and what a legacy she left. Her Reign will go down in history."

Another fan put, "Happy heavenly birthday My Queen. Long live the Queen's legacy"

And a third royal fan added, "Absolutely loved Queen Elizabeth she was the most beautiful lady who carried out her duties beyond what was expected of her."

While a fourth noted, "Happy heavenly birthday Your Majesty, hope you're having a sherry up there."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)