After celebrating Meghan Markle’s birthday, Prince Charles paid tribute to the Queen Mother.
The birthdate of Prince Charles’ beloved grandmother, the Queen Mother, falls on the same day as Meghan Markle’s 40th birthday.
Clarence House, Prince Charles and Camilla’s official Twitter account, has paid tribute to the Queen Mother on her 121st birthday. “On this day in 1900, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was born,” the account tweeted.
“For nearly 50 years, the Queen Mother, The Prince of Walesâ€TM grandmother, resided in Clarence House.”
Clarence House also released a photo of a room in Charles and Camilla’s primary residence devoted to the Queen Mother.
Three portraits of the Queen Mother are displayed on a marble surface in the photograph.
Two of the photographs depict the present sovereign’s mother as a child, when she was known as Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.
A third framed image depicts the Queen Mother in her later years.
“This silver vase was given to The Queen Mother as a gift on her 100th birthday,” Clarence House said of one of the items in the photo it published.
Clarence House followed up with a bright black-and-white photo of the Queen Mother.
A youthful Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and a baby Prince Andrew are shown beaming close their grandmother.
The Queen Mother, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew (along with a pet corgi!) are pictured here in the garden of Clarence House in 1960, according to Charles and Camilla’s Twitter account.
Prince Charles was considered to be particularly close to the Queen Mother, and after her death in 2002, he conveyed his affection for her in a moving farewell.
“She was the most magical grandmother you could ever have, and I was completely dedicated to her,” he said.
“Her absence has left an irreplaceable void in the lives of innumerable people, but thank God, we are all the richer for her presence and everything she stood for.”
Clarence House became the Queen Mother’s home in 1953, a few months following King George VI’s death.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip had lived in the London mansion prior to her accession to the queen.
On August 4, 2003, Prince Charles returned to Clarence House, which he had lived at as a child between the ages of one and three.
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