King Charles touched: words of thanks to the people shortly before the Queen's funeral


Writed by - Andy Gocker
  September 17, 2022, London, England, United Kingdom: King CHARLES III arrives at Metropolitan Police Service Special Operation Room SOR Lambeth HQ, London. London United Kingdom - ZUMAs262 20220917_zip_s262_032 Copyright: xTayfunxSalcix
King Charles is overwhelmed by the people's sympathy. © IMAGO/ZUMA Wire, IMAGO/Tayfun Salci,

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.

King Charles is overwhelmed by the people's sympathy

'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.”

In the video: King Charles III. and his siblings keep vigil

  King Charles III and his siblings keep vigil

New portrait of the Queen

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)

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