new king charles iii said in a statement Thursday The Royal Family mourns the loss of “a precious monarch and a much-loved mother” following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
“The passing of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is the saddest moment for me and all my family members,” the king said.
“I know his loss will be deeply felt by the whole country, the kingdom and the Commonwealth, and countless others around the world,” he added. “During this time of grief and change, my family and I will be grateful for our love for the Queen. So comforted and supported by such broad respect and loving understanding.