Now Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son also has the heart to say goodbye to his beloved mother. After the 96-year-old passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle on Thursday (September 8, 2022). , everyone had been waiting for a statement from their favorite son. But it was only over a week later that the palace shared a lengthy document from Edward. And while he goes into the beautiful and touching moments with his mom in the lines, he can't help but hide allegations.
“We grew up as a family learning that we must share our parents, especially our beloved mum, with the nation, the kingdom and the commonwealth” – with these words the farewell letter that Prince Edward began with the late Queen and her people directs. It can be clearly read how much the 58-year-old suffered throughout his life from the fact that his mother was so busy as head of state and was therefore not at home much. At the same time, today it is above all the beautiful moments that he remembers.
He was particularly touched that his two children, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise, were able to spend so much time with their grandparents and had the opportunity to learn from and imitate them. 'Sophie and I were delighted that our James and Louise were enjoying the places and activities their grandparents loved so much.' The Queen is said to have enjoyed watching her youngest grandchildren grow up. 'Those times together, those happy memories are now immensely precious to each of us,' Edward said.
In his statement, Prince Edward also addressed the people and the numerous mourners who paid their last respects to His Majesty: 'We were overwhelmed by the wave of emotions that flooded us and by the sheer number of people who went out of their way to express their love, admiration and respect for such a special and unique person who was always there for us. Now we are there for them, united in grief,' he says lovingly in his lines.
And he wanted to let the people know one more thing: 'Thank you very much for your support, you have no idea how much it means.' Edward could hardly have been more approachable, emotional and human. (cch)