Charles, Now King, Says Death Of Mother "Moment Of Greatest Sadness"

Charles, Now King, Says Demise Of Mom "Second Of Biggest Unhappiness"

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British historical past and an icon immediately recognisable to billions of individuals world wide, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace stated on Thursday.

Her eldest son, Charles, 73, succeeds as king instantly, in response to centuries of protocol, starting a brand new, much less sure chapter for the royal household after the queen’s record-breaking 70-year reign.

“The dying of my beloved Mom, Her Majesty The Queen, is a second of the best unhappiness for me and all members of my household,” King Charles stated in an announcement.

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mom. I do know her loss can be deeply felt all through the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by numerous folks world wide,” he stated.

The Queen’s dying got here after the palace introduced on Thursday that docs have been “involved” for her well being and advisable she stayed below medical supervision.