During an official trip to Australia In 1986, Queen Elizabeth II left a letter in a sealed envelope with the instruction that it should be opened in 2085, that is, the letter will be opened almost a century after it was written.
Nobody knows what is inside the envelope, even the assistants of the monarch who died at the age of 96 in the balmoral Castle, Scotland, they do not know the content of the mysterious document.
“To the just and honorable Lord Mayor of Sydney, Australia. Greetings. On a suitable day selected by you in the year 2085 AD, please open this envelope and convey to the citizens of Sydney my message to them. Elizabeth R,” wrote the monarch in 1986, during his visit to the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney.
The letter will remain exhibited in a showcase located under a dome of the building Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building until 2085.
The building that Elizabeth II visited when she wrote the letter was built between 1893 and 1898 and is named after the monarch Victoria I, whose reign included Australia at the time. The Queen Victoria Building had different uses, until it was remodeled and reopened as a shopping center in 1984. Now it keeps one of the crown’s most precious secrets.
The content of the letter has been kept secret for all these years, some consider it to be a transcendent message for the city and its inhabitants.
The last goodbye to the queen
On Wednesday afternoon the doors of Parliament were opened for the public to pay their respects. The queen’s coffin will remain in westminster until Monday, September 19, when the state funeral will be held.
More than 2,000 people, including heads of state from various nations, will accompany the royal family to Westminster Abbey. The ceremony will be at 11am London time.
His coffin will be transported back to Windsorto carry out another ceremony that will be attended by around 800 people, in the Chapel of Saint George, at Windsor Castle. There she will finally rest next to her husband, prince philipafter a private service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.