Friday, October 7, 2022

Queen death- latest news: King Charles III to meet Truss as royal family shed tears in Balmoral

King Charles III delivers speech after making declaration to privy council

King Charles III is expected to meet with prime minister Liz Truss this afternoon while members of the royal family shed tears while reading tributes to the late Queen in Balmoral.

Senior members of the royal family, including the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and his daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, spent just under 10 minutes intently reading messages and admiring the flowers left by the crowd before they returned inside Balmoral Castle.

The Duke of York thanked people for visiting Balmoral after the death of his mother the Queen, saying: “We’ve been allowed one day, now we start the process of handing her on.”

Earlier today, Ms Truss led MPs in wearing an oath of allegiance to King Charles III in the House of Commons.

It follows the monarch’s proclamation as the King at the accession council ceremony this morning.

In his speech, His Majesty vowed to follow the “inspiring example” of his mother Elizabeth II in fulfilling his duties as head of state.

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Duke of York comforts daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

Prince Andrew, Duke of York puts his arm around Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York as they look at floral tributes outside Crathie Kirk.

The royal family spent just under 10 minutes intently reading messages and admiring the flowers left by the crowd before they returned inside Balmoral Castle.

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Archbishop of York recalls ‘healing’ Queen’s Bentley

The Archbishop of York has revealed how he once “healed” the late Queen’s Bentley motorcar after it refused to start during his visit to the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Speaking in the Lords, the Most Rev Stephen Cottrell recounted how the monarch’s vehicle eventually fired up after he performed “a large sign of the cross” over it.

“I see the Queen out the corner of my eye looking rather stony faced at this point and I think perhaps I’ve over-stepped the mark. Anyway, the driver tries the car again and – praise the Lord – the car started.

“The Queen gets in and goes back to Sandringham. When I arrive at Sandringham as I come into lunch, the Queen with a beaming smile says, ‘Ah, bishop. It’s the bishop – he healed my car!’.”

The cleric added: “Two years later when I was greeting her at the west front of Chelmsford Cathedral … she took me to one side and said, ‘Bishop, nice to see you again. I think the car’s all right today, but if I have any problems I will know where to come’.”

Archbishop of York recalls ‘healing’ Queen’s Bentley

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Prince Andrew says royal family preparing to start ‘handing’ Queen on

Prince Andrew thanked people for visiting Balmoral after the death of his month the Queen, saying: “We’ve been allowed one day, now we start the process of handing her on.”

The Duke of York spoke to well-wishers as he walked past crowds outside Balmoral to see floral tributes. He said “thank you for coming” as he was greeted by members of the public.

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In pictures: Royal Family admires floral tributes at Balmoral

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Earl of Wessex and family thank well-wishers at Balmoral

The Earl of Wessex, accompanied by his wife who was holding hands with their daughter Lady Louise, thanked well-wishers lining the route back to Balmoral Castle.

Hearing one group had come from Glasgow to show their support, he said: “Thank you very much for coming all that way, we appreciate it.”

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Prince Andrew arrives at Crathie Kirk for service paying tribute to Queen

Prince Andrew has been seen arriving at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral for a service paying tribute to Queen alongside other Royal Family members.

A convoy of cars were seen leaving Balmoral and Princess Anne, Princess Eugenie and Beatrice, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie and Zara Tindall are thought to be on their way to the service.

The public is being cleared out from Balmoral gates, our reporter Holly Bancroft who is on the scene at Balmoral has reported.

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Royal family walk back from service and greet members of public outside Balmoral

Members of the royal family – Princess Anne, Zara Tindall, Peter Philips, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, and Prince Eugenie and Beatrice – have arrived back at Balmoral after their private service at Crathie Kirk.

They admired the floral tributes at the gates by members of the public, before waving at the crowd outside and heading back inside the gates towards the castle.

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Royal Family shares guide to mourning after Queen’s death

The royal family has now released its “Mourning and Condolence arrangements at the Royal Residences” guide which details what will happen in the weeks following the monarch’s death.

It states that a period of Royal Mourning will be “observed by Members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and Representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to Ceremonial Duties”.

It adds that His Majesty King Charles III has stated that a “period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral. The date of the Funeral will be confirmed in due course.”

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Prince Andrew waves to the public as he leaves Balmoral

Prince Andrew has been pictured leaving Balmoral, along with Lady Louise Windsor, Princess Eugenie and Peter Philips. They are believed to be headed to a service in nearby Crathie Kirk.

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Members of the royal family all headed to Crathie Kirk

A convoy of cars were seen leaving Balmoral for a nearby service in Crathie Kirk. It’s thought that Princess Anne, Princess Eugenie and Beatrice, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie and Zara Tindall are thought to be on their way to the service.

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