“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,” said the former Prince of Wales. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. 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.”
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Charles, eldest son of the Queen and Prince Philip, who died aged 99 on 9 April 2021, becomes King at the age of 73. He and his three siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, had travelled to Scotland earlier today, following news that the Queen had been placed under medical supervision by her doctors.
The King and the Queen Consort, formerly Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will remain at Balmoral tonight, before returning to London tomorrow morning, Buckingham Palace confirmed earlier today.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk