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King Charles' emotional conversation after Queen's funeral service spotted by lip reader

Daisy Phillipson

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King Charles' emotional conversation after Queen's funeral service spotted by lip reader

King Charles' conversation after the Queen's committal service has been translated by a lip reader. You can watch a clip of the exchange below:

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Queen Elizabeth II was moved to Windsor Castle following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey yesterday (19 September) where she was buried alongside her mother and father, the ashes of her sister, and her late husband, Prince Philip.

Ahead of the private burial at 7.30pm, a televised committal service took place in the castle's St George's Chapel, attended by the royal family as well as past and present members of the Queen’s household.

Of course, her successor King Charles III was there to pay his respects to his mum, with cameras showing him exiting the chapel and having conversations with various members of the church.

And now, lip reading expert Jeremy Freeman has used his expertise to reveal what the group were saying during the exchanges.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Freeman explained that when Charles was shaking hands with Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York, he said: "Thank you, that was good work. You were wonderful."

The Archbishop then responded: "You are welcome."

Charles and Camilla were filmed outside of the chapel. Credit: Sky News
Charles and Camilla were filmed outside of the chapel. Credit: Sky News

Charles then spoke with Reverend David Connor, the Dean of Windsor, and said: "Good work, good service."

The Reverend replied before the royal said: "I did my best."

He then jumped into a car with his wife Camilla, who is believed to have said: "Have you got everything?" before they were driven to Windsor Castle.

While we're on the topic of Charles, turns out he'll be getting a second birthday just like his mum did now that he's King.

As you may know, the late monarch had two birthdays - her actual birthday on 21 April and then a second one which was held on the second Saturday in June.

Celebrating the birthday of the reigning monarch has been tradition since 1748 during King George II's reign. However, the official celebrations have often been held on days other than the monarch’s actual birthday.

King Charles III will be given a second birthday. Credit: UPI/Alamy Stock Photo
King Charles III will be given a second birthday. Credit: UPI/Alamy Stock Photo

For example, King Edward VII was born in November but moved his birthday parade - otherwise known as a Trooping the Colour - to May or June to increase the possibility of good weather.

King Charles III also has a winter birthday - he will turn 74 on 14 November - and it is believed he will continue the tradition with a Trooping the Colour held in a different month. 

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

Featured Image Credit: Sky News

Topics: The Queen, Royal Family, UK News, King Charles III

Daisy Phillipson
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