Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. Members of her royal family ran to the Queen’s aid after being concerned by her declining health. At 6.30 p.m. local time, Buckingham Palace informed the world that the “Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” in a Twitter post.
Here are some of the royal family’s individual reactions to the Queen’s death.
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King Charles III
Following the Queen’s death, Prince Charles, 73, became King Charles III, as the Queen’s oldest son and heir.
“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,” the King said in a statement. “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.”
He has assumed many of the Queen’s former responsibilities as her successor, but is also mourning privately and has yet to make a public address.
“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 King said.
Camilla the Queen Consort
In February, Queen Elizabeth donned Camilla with the future title of “Queen Consort,” for Camilla to use after Elizabeth’s death and once Charles became King.
Following this, Camilla said, “I feel very, very honored and very touched.”
The royal family’s announcement about the Queen’s death included a statement about King Charles and Camilla.
“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” the statement said.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were visiting London as part of a trip through Europe when news of the Queen’s ill health broke. Harry flew from London to Balmoral with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan stayed in London.
After her death, the Sussexes changed their website homepage to read, “In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William (the Duke of Cambridge), now second in the line for the throne flew to London with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward in order to meet his grandmother. Kate Middleton, his wife, was in Windsor, where they had breakfast with their children.
William and Kate did not issue their own statement, but reposted the royal family’s statement about the Queen’s death and the accompanying photo to their Instagram page afterwards.
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