King Charles expressed his “greatest sorrow” at the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, his mother, at Balmoral Castle.
- Since Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Buckingham Palace has announced that Charles the new King has made a touching statement.
- When the news of his mother’s death was announced, the King was one of the senior royals present at Balmoral.
- It is understood that the Prince Of Wales will now be known by the title King Charles III. This will be announced in a special ceremony.
Buckingham Palace issued a statement on September 8 confirming Queen Elizabeth II’s death. After 70 years of dedication and unwavering loyalty to her royal duties, and to the UK/ Commonwealth inspired people around the globe, Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. As the Royal Family enters a time of mourning, the new King shared a touching statement that reflected on the loss and legacy of the “cherished Sovereign”.
King Charles described it as a “Statement by His Majesty, the King at The Time of the Queen’s Death”, and shared how he and his loved ones will “mourn deeply” the loss of his mother.
He said, “The loss of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a time of great sadness for me, my family, and all my relatives.” “We are deeply saddened by the loss of a beloved Sovereign, a dear Mother. Her loss will be felt deeply by the nation, the Realms, and the Commonwealth as well as many others around the globe.”
The new King said, “During this time of mourning, my family will be comforted by the deep love and respect in which The Queen was held.”
After the Queen’s “under medical supervision” announcement, Balmoral Castle saw the new King and Queen Consort. This was after “concern” from healthcare professionals.
All three of the Queen’s children joined the royal couple, along with King Charles’ son Prince William, and Sophie, Countess, of Wessex. His youngest son Prince Harry is believed to be heading to Scotland to reunite his family.
Although King Charles’ official title is yet to be confirmed by the Royal Family it is understood that he will be known simply as King Charles III after he is officially crowned King. However, the throne passed immediately to him following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. In London, he will be officially proclaimed King by the Accession Council.
The King is not expected to attend the ceremony, which according to the BBC will see Queen Elizabeth II’s death announced by the Lord President and a proclamation spoken aloud. This usually commends the monarch before them and promises support for their successor.
On September 9, the King will return to London, one day after Her Majesty’s death. He will lead mourners across the country.