In a rather unique manner a royal grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, has paid a tribute to his grandma Queen Elizabeth, the reigning monarch of England, on Memorial Day.
Prince William has posted a picture of the queen alongside himself when she participated in the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy in Sandhurst, England on Dec. 15, 2006. It was a special day for Prince William as it was his graduation.
Queen Elizabeth passing Prince William
at Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst,
15 December 2006 Image: PA
The Duke proudly posted the photograph to Historypin. It shows Queen Elizabeth passing him in a lineup of Sandhurst Military Academy graduates. The broad beaming smiles across both their faces, says it all.
CBS News reports that Prince William wrote an excerpt about the photograph, which is as follows:
"I felt especially proud to receive my commission as an officer in front of my grandmother, The Queen."
Further, according to him, his grandma has been a terrific role model to him over the years. Hence, it was a special moment for him that she was present during his graduation.
“I know it was also a memorable moment for my fellow officers to take part in the Parade in front of The Queen as Head of the Armed Forces," the Duke adds.
The future heir to the British throne, goes on to write that he even recollects “her words” made on that momentous day. The Queen told the new graduates “You must be courageous yet selfless, leaders yet carers, confident yet considerate.”
The words seem to have left quite a lasting impression on the Duke’s budding mind. Hence, he notes that the qualities referred by his grandma are “continuously demonstrated over the last 60 years and are qualities that remain very important to me."
Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee will be taking place from June 2 to June 5th.
Source: Celebrity Café
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