The King has spoken. King Charles has shared his first statement as monarch in the wake of his mother Queen Elizabeth’s death. The new king expressed his “greatest sadness” upon the passing of his mother. Queen Elizabeth died at the age of 96 after reining for 70 years. Here’s what you need to know.
British Royal News: King Charles Releases Statement On Queen Elizabeth’s Death
King Charles has made a statement about the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth soon after it was announced that she died. He said: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved mother.”
King Charles, along with his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, all rushed to Balmoral after it was announced that doctors were concerned about the queen’s condition. Prince William also arrived in Scotland following the news while it has been reported that his brother Prince Harry showed up late.
As head of state for the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, her 70-year reign spanned more than a dozen U.S. presidents and nine popes. Elizabeth wed Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, whom she supposedly first fell in love with at age 13, on Nov. 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth was on a trip with her husband to Kenya when she received word of her father’s death on Feb. 6, 1952, at age 56. The cause of death was cancer.
British Royal News: What’s Next For The Royal Family?
Earlier on Thursday morning it was reported that Queen Elizabeth had been placed under medical supervision because doctors are “concerned for Her Majesty’s health,” Buckingham Palace said. This all comes only a day after the queen canceled a virtual meeting of her Privy Council when doctors advised her to rest following a full day of events earlier in the week. That was when when she formally asked Liz Truss to become Britain’s prime minister.
We will update you with all of the latest details about Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in the coming days.
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