London: After Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has died on Thursday, her 73-year-old son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, has become the King of Britain.
The Royal Family issued a statement in which The King Charles paid a rich-tribute to her mother and said that it was moment of the greatest sadness for him.
In a statement issued by The Royal Family, “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 mour proudly 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, ans 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.”
Meanwhile, one of the first task of Charles will be to decide whether to reign as King Charles III, or take another name as earlier his grandfather George VI’s first name was Albert. Now he has choice to select a name from any of his four names – Charles Philip Arthur George.