King Charles III Just Released A Powerful Statement About The Queen's Death

On September 8, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, and was succeeded by her son, King Charles III. His Majesty released a statement on the sobering news, saying: "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. 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" (via Reuters).

Queen Elizabeth II is survived by her four children: King Charles III; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Princess Anne, Princess Royal; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. 

The new king

King Charles III has not been shy about his impatience to become king himself. Once asked by a reporter if he was ready to become king, he answered (via YouTube), "Impatient? Me? What a thing to suggest! Yes of course I am," he said. "I'll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I'm not careful." King Charles III will publicly be proclaimed king after attending the Accession Council, which comprises of civil servants and heads of government such as the Prime Minister, members of the House of Lords, and the Lord Mayor of London, just to name a few, according to Mashable.

King Charles III's wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be known as the Queen Consort. Queen Elizabeth II expressed how she hopes the people of the United Kingdom respect this title, according to Mashable. Together, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla have no children together, but His Majesty has two children from a previous marriage, Prince William and Prince Harry.