As select royalty from around the world attended Queen Elizabeth's funeral at Westminster Abbey, some royals paid their respects in other ways. While her parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were at the funeral, Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel, paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth in Stockholm.
The royal couple went to a Church of England to light memorial candles, and to the British Ambassador’s Residence in Stockholm to sign a condolence book.
"My family and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of my dear relative Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," King Carl XVI Gustav wrote following Queen Elizabeth's death. "The Queen served her countries and the Commonwealth with outstanding dedication and duty. She has been a constant presence, not only in British society but also internationally. She has always been dear to my family and a precious link in our shared family history. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty’s family and her peoples."
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Elizabeth II were third cousins, as they are both descendants of Queen Victoria.
Yesterday, too, in Sweden, the Seraphim Toll took place. When a member of the Swedish order of chivalry the Royal Order of the Seraphim dies, their coat of arms is hung from hung in the Riddarholmen Church, also known as Riddarholmskyrkan. The Riddarholmen Church is the final resting place of many Swedish monarchs.
Queen Elizabeth was appointed to the order by King Gustaf VI Adolf in May 1953. During the service, her coat of arms with the Seraphim shield (above) processed from the Royal Palace to the Riddarholm Church and was hung in the church as bells tolled.
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