Fans flocked to comment on the
heartfelt post. One penned: “King Charles’s pain is evident in his eyes
and we all know how much he loved his mother. My deepest condolences to
the Royal Family.”
A second wrote: “You spoke
beautifully Your Majesty. I’m so very sorry for your loss xx.”
A third added: ” A
sorrowful day but one of monumental status nonetheless. Rest in Peace Queen
Elizabeth, and long live the King,” alongside a red love heart emoji.
A fourth said: “That was
such a heartfelt, beautiful speech. Sending condolences, love and prayers
during this difficult time from the states.”
Speaking to new Prime Minister
Liz Truss on Friday morning, the new King confessed the passing of his mother
was a “moment I’ve been dreading.”
In his touching speech to the
nation last night, Charles sat beside a photo of the late Queen Elizabeth.
The image showed Her Majesty
in a turquoise coat and hat, which was adorned with a red rose, and was taken
back in 2010 when she was visiting Kirkcudbright in Scotland to see the scallop
industry and local food industries.
The photo clearly held special
meaning for the new King given that he had it with him, with Clarence House
confirming that the royal had chosen the picture himself from his home.
He also may have chosen a
photo that showed his mother during a trip to Scotland due to her fondness for
the country; she passed away at her Scottish residence on Thursday.
In his address, which was
pre-recorded, the King paid tribute to the Queen and confirmed that like her,
he would serve as monarch until his death.
He also made reference to his
sons, saying he wished to “express my love for Harry and Meghan as they
continue to build their lives overseas”.