• The Queen is dead
  • This makes Charles King
  • He made his first statement

Queen Elizabeth II is dead. The British monarch died on Thursday at the age of 96. Now her son, Charles, who is now King, made a first statement.

King Charles gives statement

Officially, King Charles said: "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.

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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