Statement by King Charles III on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

On the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, King Charles III thanked those who joined him in mourning and honoring his late mother.

“Over the past ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from this country and around the world,” he said in a statement Sunday evening. .

“In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff, we were moved beyond measure by all who took the trouble to come and pay tribute to the long-standing service of my dear mother, the late Queen.”

Charles and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, toured England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland following the Queen’s death, meeting members of the public in Edinburgh, London and Cardiff, among other cities.

The Queen’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

“As we all prepare to say our final goodbyes, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such support and comfort to me and my family during this time of grief. “Charles said.