Queen Isabel II participates in the first public act of the year

The Queen Isabel II this Wednesday, the 31st, was one of the most anticipated moments since the beginning of the year. At 94, the monarch took part in the first official act outside Windsor Castle, having traveled to Runnymede to attend the celebrations for the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), where homage was paid to those who lost their lives on Monday World War.

Upon arrival at the site, where the monument in honor of the dead members of the army – the Runnymede Air Forces Memorial – is located, the queen met with some RAAF elements who are in the United Kingdom. Later, Isabel II had the opportunity to observe the plaques with the names of those who lost their lives in air accidents during the conflict and who could never be recognized or buried.

“Throughout my reign, the Royal Australian Air Force has shown immense dedication to duty and has defended our freedom in many conflicts around the world”said the queen. During the tribute, an assistant of the monarch deposited a floral offering at the entrance to the Monument that Isabel II herself inaugurated in October 1953.

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