King Charles 'deeply moved' by affection shown for Queen as condolence messages pour in from across the globe

King Charles III and the royal family have conveyed their 'sincere gratitude' as people joined them in mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles 'deeply moved' by affection shown for Queen as condolence messages pour in from across the globe
King Charles III has been formally proclaimed the King of Britain after the death of Queen Elizabeth II (Jane Barlow/Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: King Charles III has conveyed his sincere gratitude to people who have sent condolence letters from all around the world after Queen Elizabeth II's death. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday, September 15, “His Majesty The King and the Royal Family wish to send their sincere gratitude for the messages of condolence received from around the world. The Royal Family has been deeply moved by the global response and affection shown for The Queen as people join them in mourning the loss of Her Majesty.”

Wednesday, September 14, marked the sixth official day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, and King Charles had a vigorous schedule that started just hours after the death of his mother on September 8. On Wednesday, September 14, King Charles and the Queen Consort left the late Queen's funeral procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster shortly after days of public events honoring the late monarch before returning to their homes in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. 

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Earlier, King Charles also addressed the nation honoring his late mother Queen Elizabeth II as "an inspiration and an example to me and to all my family." The King described a "time of change" for his family in an emotional speech that was aired at a prayer and reflection service at St Paul's Cathedral. He also praised his wife Camilla, who was named Queen Consort. Alongside Prince William and Queen Consort Camilla, King Charles has formally proclaimed the monarch on Saturday, September 10, during a historic event at St James's Palace.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales are seated for the state opening of parliament at the Houses of Parliament on December 19, 2019 in London, England. In the second Queen's speech in two months, Queen Elizabeth II will unveil the majority Conservative government's legislative programme to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords.
King Charles III also addressed the nation honoring his late mother Queen Elizabeth II as "an inspiration and an example to me and to all my family" (Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

This week was very hectic for the new King as he traveled to Edinburgh to accompany the coffin of his mother to St Giles' Cathedral, where it was to be laid to rest. He then traveled to Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, before returning to London and joining the procession that brought the Queen back to Westminster Hall. The funeral service for the Queen will get underway at 11 am at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19. 

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King Charles III, Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex, Princess Anne, Princes Royal and Prince Andrew, Duke of York hold a vigil at St Giles' Cathedral, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II as members of the public walk past on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Queen’s four children attend to stand vigil over her coffin where it lies in rest for 24 hours before being transferred by air to London.
King Charles III, Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex, Princess Anne, Princes Royal, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York hold a vigil at St Giles' Cathedral, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II on September 12, 2022, in Edinburgh, Scotland (ane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Millions of people across the UK are also being urged to fall silent for two minutes during the closing moments of the Queen's funeral. World leaders from across the globe are expected to take part in the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19. The King George VI memorial chapel, a wing of the main chapel where Her Majesty's parents and sister Princess Margaret's ashes were buried, will serve as the Queen's last resting place. The late Prince Philip’s coffin will also move from the Royal Vault to the memorial chapel to join the Queen’s.  

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