King Charles: Queen's death "moment of greatest sadness"

King Charles
Death of the Queen "Moment of Greatest Sorrow"

Charles mourns the loss of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Charles mourns the loss of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Charles issued a statement after the Queen's death: "The passing of my beloved mother is a moment of great sadness."

Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. Her son Charles (73), who now inherits the throne, has in a statementwhich was published, among other things, in an Instagram post, addressed touching words to the public: "The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of great sadness for me and all members of my family."

It continued: "We deeply mourn the death of him Death a cherished monarch and a much-loved mother. I know their loss will be deeply felt across the country and the Commonwealth and by countless people around the world." During this time of grief and change, he and his family would be heartened by the respect and deep affection shown by the People felt towards the queen to be "comforted and strengthened".

Photo of the monarch in black and white

On the official Instagram appearance Queen's grandson Prince William (40) and wife Duchess Kate (40) read a black and white photo of the Queen with the news of her death. This was also published by the Royal Family's social media presence about her death.

The Queen died peacefully at her Balmoral estate in Scotland. This was announced by the royal family on Thursday. The monarch was 96 years old. The King and Queen Consort remain in Balmoral tonight and will return to London tomorrow.


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