King Charles III pays heartfelt tribute to his 'much loved Mother' Queen Elizabeth II

'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,' wrote the new King of England

King Charles III pays heartfelt tribute to his 'much loved Mother' Queen Elizabeth II
King Charles III with his mother Queen Elizabeth II (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: As the world mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the late monarch's eldest son and the new King of England, King Charles III, released a heartfelt statement paying tribute to his 'beloved Mother'.

In a statement released by The Royal Family's official Twitter account, King Charles III stated, "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." He continued, "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." The statement was issued by the new King of England at the time of Queen Elizabeth's death.

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King Charles III is the eldest of the Queen and Prince Phillip's four children. He was born on November 14, 1948. Though King Charles shared a strong bond with his mother, their relationship was strained when the Queen found out about her oldest son's affair with Camilla Parker Bowles while he was still married to Princess Diana. Over the years, the mother-son duo worked out their differences, and if is said that Charles became really close to the Queen in the months leading up to her death. 

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Back in February, the Queen publicly gave her seal of approval to Charles and Camilla taking the throne. She said, "When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me. And it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.” A spokesman for Charles said at the time, “The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are touched and honoured by Her Majesty’s words.”

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