After it was revealed that the monarch planned to spend a private day at Sandringham on the anniversary of King George VI’s passing, King Charles appears to have decided to maintain some long-standing customs.
According to BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond, the King promised to carry out Queen Elizabeth II’s wishes, which included seeing her father’s passing.
“I think the King has demonstrated that he wants to follow in the footsteps of his mother in many respects, and that includes the custom of commemorating King George VI’s passing privately. At Sandringham, she always spent the day alone, according to Jennie.
When the late Queen passed away, Charles gave her the most lavish tribute. He claimed that she served as motivation and an example for the entire family. He has so already spoken persuasively, and he will now follow her lead by celebrating the anniversary in the peace of the Balmoral estate.
He feels great comfort while strolling over Scotland’s highlands, so that’s presumably what he’ll do. He may toast his mother in one of the lodges on the estate, where she enjoyed picnics, with Queen Camilla.
He clearly trusts and depends on William and Catherine to help him with whatever he has to do going forward because he invited them to lead a public homage.