The past ten days have been for King Charles III (73) and his family anything but easy. September 8 is his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. , died at the age of 96. With that he became to the king overnight – and has held countless appointments since then. Despite this nerve-wracking time, he now takes just before the funeral , time to turn to his people.
'My wife and I have been so deeply touched over the past 10 days by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from our country and from around the world,' the new king said in an official statement. In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we were extremely moved that so many took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong ministry of my dear mother, the late Queen.”
It is important to the 73-year-old to say a personal thank you before the funeral: 'As we all prepare to say our last goodbyes, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the countless people who have been such support and comfort to my family and I at this time of grief.”
Not only does King Charles speak up shortly before the historic day, the palace also pays tribute to the late queen shortly before the funeral. So it was on the night of September 19th a new portrait published by the monarch. The commentary said: 'It was recorded this year to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, when she became the first British monarch to reach this milestone.' (dga)