The Prince and Princess of Wales mark anniversary of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II


The Prince and Princess of Wales pays their respects to Her Late Majesty The Queen at St Davids Cathedral

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited St Davids Cathedral to commemorate the life of Her Late Majesty The Queen on the first anniversary of her passing.

St Davids has been a site of pilgrimage and worship for over 1,400 years, since St David, the patron saint of Wales, settled there with his monastic community in the sixth century. The present cathedral dates from 1181 and welcomes around 300,000 visitors every year. It is the only UK cathedral where, since the Reformation, the Sovereign has had a special stall in the Quire among the members of the Chapter, and Her Late Majesty sat there on four occasions during her visits to St Davids over the years.

The Prince and Princess joined a short private service which included a commemoration of Her Late Majesty’s life, before meeting members of the local community in the adjacent cloister. The guests included local people who met Her Late Majesty during her own visits to the city.

The Prince and Princess of Wales pays their respects to Her Late Majesty The Queen at St Davids Cathedral

Later in the day, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Câr-Y-Môr Seaweed Farm – the first ‘regenerative ocean farm’ in Wales and a key partner of Notpla, the sustainable packaging start-up and winner of the 2022 Earthshot Prize for ‘Build a Waste-Free World’.

Câr-Y-Môr, which translates to ‘For the Love of the Sea’, is a community benefit society which aims to improve the coastal environment through regenerative ocean farming. The company also supports the local community through job creation, supply of fresh local seafood and environmental restoration.

The Prince and Princess also visited the RNLI Lifeboat Station at St Davids where they met crew, volunteers and those who have been supported by their local unit. Her Late Majesty was Patron of the RNLI from 1952 until her death last year.

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