King Charles III paid tribute his “beloved” mother Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 96.
Since the death of the queen was met with outpouring of woe, Charles – the nation new king – led the mourning, saying that “her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and innumerable people around world”.
In his first statement of the monarch, issued shortly after his mother death was announced73-year- said the old family “deeply mourn the death of cherished Sovereign and very beloved mother”.
Queen – who was head of state for historical 70 years – died peacefully in Balmoral, Scotland, on This was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday afternoon.
In an address to the nation outside No. 10 prime minister Liz Truss – who met with Queen on only on Tuesday, as she was appointed to new role monarch – said it was a “passing of in second Elizabethan Age.
She is also announced Charles new title, saying: “Today the crown passes how it was made for more than 1000 years before our new monarch, to our new head of state, His Majesty King Charles III”.
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer called the Queen a “remarkable sovereign”. former prime minister Sir Tony Blair said the nation had lost “not just our monarch but matriarch of our people.”
In a written statement, Charles, whose wife Camilla is now queen consort, said: death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, for a moment of greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We deeply mourn the passing of of cherished sovereign and very beloved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and to countless people around world.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of respect and deep affection in that the Queen was so widely known.”
At 18:30 on On Thursday, a tweet from the royal family’s Twitter account said: “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The king and queen consort will remain tonight at Balmoral and back to London tomorrow.
Officials also brought a notice confirming death to gate of Buckingham Palace where the flag was lowered half mast.
dressed in blackMs Truss hailed the Queen as a “rock star”. on what was modern Britain built”, describing her as “the very spirit of Great Britain.” She said, “Our country has grown and flourished under her rule. great country today because of her.”
prime minister added: “Despite everything, Queen Elizabeth II provided us with the stability and strength we needed. She was the very spirit of Great Britain – and this spirit will continue.
She said: “In the difficult days ahead, we will come together. with our friends… throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and world …to celebrate her distinguished life of service.
“This is the day of great loss, but Queen Elizabeth II leaves great heritage. Crown today passes – how it’s done for more than a thousand years – our new monarch, our new head of State: His Majesty King Charles III.
“With the king of the family we mourn the loss of his mother. And when we mourn we should come together like people to support his. To help he has a huge responsibility that he now bears for us all.
“We offer him our allegiance and devotion just how is it mother dedicated so much to so many for so long.
“As well as with passage of in second Elizabethan age, we’re entering in a new era in Fabulous history of our great country – just the way Her Majesty would like wished – saying the words… God save the king.”
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer described the Queen as a “remarkable ruler”, adding: “It is a profound, private the loss for Royal family and all our thoughts with them at this time. Nation shares in their grief.
“We will always cherish the life of Queen Elizabeth II. of service and devotion to our people and the Commonwealth; our longest living and greatest monarch.
“Over collisions of politics she stood not for what the nation was at war with overbut what he agreed to. Like Britain changed quickly around her, this devotion has become a fixed point of our turn world.
“Because our great The Elizabethan era is coming to an end, we will honor the memory of the late Queen memory preserving values of public the service she represented.
“For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II has been head of our country. But, in spirit, she stood among us”.
The Press Association contributed to this report.