Sharing their grief. Fans of the British royal family have been urged to send written condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Official Twitter The royal family’s account posted a link so the public can share their heartfelt messages through an “online book” to pay their respects to the late monarch. “A compilation of messages will be passed on to members of the royal family and may be kept in the Royal Archives for posterity,” the website says.
Those who send the message can also mark their location as the royals collect good wishes from all over the world.
Elizabeth, the longest-reigning British monarch in history, passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8, at her home in Balmoral, Scotland. In her last moments, the queen was surrounded by loved ones, including her eldest son, King Charles III, who immediately ascended the throne after the death of Elizabeth. On his return to London, he addressed Great Britain and its Commonwealth.
“Of course, my life will change when I take on my new responsibilities. I will no longer be able to devote so much time and energy to charity and issues that concern me so deeply,” said the 73-year-old man on Friday, September 9th. “But I know this important job. will continue in the safe hands of others.”
A day later, Charles was officially declared the new monarch by the Accession Council. “It is my most grievous duty to inform you of the death of my beloved mother, the Queen,” he announced at St. James’s Palace. “I know how deeply you, the whole nation – and I think you could say the whole world – sympathize with me at the irreparable loss that we all have suffered. It is my greatest comfort to know of the sympathy expressed by so many for my sister, [Princess Anne]and my brothers [Prince Andrew and Prince Edward]and that such immense love and support should be extended to our entire family in our loss.”
Prior to his reign, the former Prince of Wales was the longest-awaited heir in British history. He is also the oldest person to accede to the throne. (His late mother was only 25 years old when she became queen in the 1950s.)
Prince William, now first in line to the throne, supported his father in the royal ceremony as Charles continued to honor Elizabeth’s legacy. “My mother’s reign was unsurpassed in length, dedication and devotion,” His Majesty added on Saturday 10 September. “Even when we mourn, we give thanks for this most faithful life. I am deeply aware of this great legacy and the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now passed to me.”
Also on Saturday, 40-year-old William was joined by Princess Kate to greet the crowds of mourners in Windsor, England who have gathered to pay their respects. The Duke personally sent an invitation to his younger brother, Prince Harryas well as Meghan Markle for an emotional journey.
“Now it’s lonely there, without [the queen]’ the Duke of Sussex, 37, told viewers in a video obtained by Sun. “In every room she was in, you could feel her presence everywhere.”