The first anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth II will be marked on September 8, 2023. There will be no official public events to mark the anniversary, as the king has chosen to grieve privately. However, there are likely to be private remembrances by the royal family and by the people of the United Kingdom.
On the day of the anniversary, the bells of Westminster Abbey will ring in her memory. The abbey is where the queen was crowned in 1953, and where she will eventually be buried.
There may also be private services held at other churches and cathedrals across the United Kingdom.
The anniversary of the queen’s death is also Accession Day, the day that she became queen in 1952. There will be no official public events to mark Accession Day either, but the king is expected to carry out some of his duties as monarch, such as meeting with government officials and receiving foreign dignitaries.
The queen’s death was a great loss for the United Kingdom and for the world. She was a beloved figure who dedicated her life to service. Her legacy will live on for many years to come.