Scout leader Bear Grylls says the Queen’s funeral was ‘a day we will never forget’

Bear Grylls labeled the Queen’s funeral a date “we will never forget”.

The TV star, 48 and a Chief of Scouts, shared a touching message as he joined VIPs, dignitaries and members of the royal family at the Queen’s state funeral. held in London.

Grylls, who was named an OBE by the Queen in 2019, attended the ceremony as the Boy Scouts’ representative for the service held at Westminster Abbey and attended by family members Royal.

After the ceremony, along with a series of photos, he tweeted: “It’s a day we will never forget… a truly beautiful testament to the Sovereignty of our Nation, Queen Elizabeth the Pedestal Summer. Rest in peace. Your mission is completed. Long live King Charles…”.

The monarch, who died in Balmoral, Scotland on September 8 at the age of 96, was patron of the Scout Association.

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Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, left, chats with the Queen during an assessment of the Queen’s Boy Scouts at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire (Ben Stansall/PA)

A tweet from the Boy Scouts ahead of the funeral on Monday said: “The Chief Scout, @BearGryll, will represent the Boy Scouts at the State Funeral today and pay his last respects to the Patron of the Scouts. We, HM The Queen.

“Our thoughts are with the Royal Family.”

Image of Grylls arriving to the ceremony in a black morning coat with a white shirt, black tie and gray trousers.

He was appointed Chief Scout in 2009, at the age of 34, making him the UK’s youngest Chief Scout at the time, the official Scout website said.

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He went on to become the first World Scout Chief Ambassador in 2018, which shows that he has a responsibility to promote Scouting’s values ​​to a global audience.

After the Queen’s death, he told the PA news agency that the Scout family was “united in sorrow for the loss of our Patron” and that she left a “bright legacy of hope” hope and promise for future generations”.

Grylls said the Queen had told him many times that she loved volunteering and remembers it as a young girl during the war.

He added that she has “championed” young people in the UK her entire life and is “particularly proud” that girls were able to join the Scouts for the first time in the years. 1970.

The Queen is also “generous” to the Queen’s Boy Scouts – the highest award a Scout can receive – every year at Windsor Castle, he said.

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