Expression of gratitude. King Charles III shared a statement on his behalf and Queen consort Camilla to respond to all sympathetic messages and support given to the royal family on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
“Over the past ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply moved by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from this country and around the world,” the new monarch shared on Sunday, September 18, via the royal family. official instagram.
“In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff, we have been touched beyond measure by everyone who has taken the trouble to come and pay a lifelong tribute to my dear mother, the late Queen,” Charles, 73, said in a statement.
Following his accession to the throne, the King and Camilla, 75, embarked on a UK tour, making stops in all four countries within a week of his mother’s death. In addition to visiting services in Scotland, where Elizabeth died at the age of 96 on September 8, and in England, where she will be buried on Monday, September 19, visits were also made to Wales and Northern Ireland.
“As we all get ready to say our last goodbyes, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all those countless people who have been such support and comfort to my family and me in this grief,” he concluded.
The announcement, made Sunday night, followed a nationwide moment of silence at 20:00 Moscow time (2:00 pm ET). Prime Minister Liz Truss stood outside 10 Downing Street, bowing her head for a minute’s tribute, and citizens gathered in Belfast, Blackpool and other cities across the UK to silently pay their respects, according to the BBC.
Queen Elizabeth’s coffin stands at Westminster Hall in London, where the public lined up for hours to pay their respects to her. Charles and Prince William visited the mourners on Saturday, September 17th.
“She would never believe it, frankly, she really wouldn’t believe it,” said the new Prince of Wales. video viewers shared via Twitter, talking about how his grandmother would have reacted to a massive outpouring of love.
The Queen’s casket will remain in the historic building until Monday, when her casket will be moved to Westminster Abbey for a state funeral attended by hundreds of world leaders, including President Joe Biden as well as First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Following the ceremony, a procession will carry the monarch’s remains across London to Windsor Castle, where she will be buried in a grave next to Prince Philip, her late husband.
One of the first proclamations of Charles as a new monarch was made on Saturday, September 10, during his meeting with the Ascension Council. He approved two draft statements “designating the day of Her Majesty’s State Funeral as a public holiday” in the United Kingdom.
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