Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)
In a statement released yesterday evening, just after 6:30pm, Buckingham Palace announced the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The statement confirmed that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch “passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”
King Charles III and The Queen Consort remained at Balmoral, the Scottish holiday home to The Royal Family, last night and will return to London later today before The King makes his first televised address to the nation.
At midday today, bells will toll in tribute to The Queen at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Windsor Castle, before firing 96 rounds of gun salutes in Hyde Park to mark each year of her life and a remembrance service due to take place at St Paul’s Cathedral this evening.
His Majesty, King Charles III, also released a statement yesterday evening describing the death of his beloved Mother, Her Majesty, as “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,” His Majesty The King finally stated, “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
This morning, Buckingham Palace declared “a period of Royal Mourning will be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral”, with the date of the service to be confirmed in due course.
Rest in Peace our Queen, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with The Royal Family during this difficult time.
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