Queen Elizabeth II lies in state as queue is paused, King Charles III visits Wales with Queen Consort Camilla

Queen Elizabeth II lies in state as queue is paused, King Charles III visits Wales with Queen Consort Camilla

Prince Edward releases statement on death of Queen Elizabeth

Prince Edward released a statement Friday regarding the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

“We have been overwhelmed by the tide of emotion that has engulfed us and the sheer number of people who have gone out of their way to express their own love, admiration and respect to such a very special and unique person who was always there for us ,” Prince Edward’s statement read. “And now, we are there for her, united in grievance. Thank you for your support, you have no idea how much it means.”

“The Queen’s passing has left an unimaginable void in all our lives,” he added. “Sophie and I have taken enormous pleasure in seeing our James and Louise enjoying the places and activities that their grandparents loved so much. Given that my mama let us spend so much time with her, I think she also rather enjoyed watching those passions blossom. Those times together, those happy memories, have now become massively precious to each and every one of us.”

He concluded his statement with “Long Live The King.”

Prince Edward is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and is married to Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York view floral tributes outside Windsor Castle

Prince Andrew was joined by his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson
on Friday outside of Windsor Castle as the pair viewed floral tributes left in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

This is the first time Ferguson, known basically as Fergie, has been seen with the royal family since the queen’s death on Sept. 8.

Her Majesty and the Duchess of York kept a close relationship following Feguson and Andrew’s divorce.

“I am heartbroken by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. She leaves behind an extraordinary legacy: the most fantastic example of duty and service and steadfastness, and a constant steadying presence as our head of state for more than 70 years,” Fergie said in a statement at the time of the queen’s death.

“She has given her whole life selflessly to the people of the UK & the Commonwealth,” she added. “To me, she was the most incredible mother-in-law and friend. I will always be grateful to her for the generosity she showed me in remaining close to me even after my divorce.”

“I will miss her more than words can express.”

Prince William, Kate Middleton meet with Commonwealth troops

Prince William and Kate Middleton met with troops from the Commonwealth at the Army Training Center Pirbright on Friday.

The Prince and Princess of Wales thanked the troops, which have been deployed to the United Kingdom to take part in Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.

David Beckham waits in line to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II

David Beckham was spotted waiting in the queue to pay his respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

“We all want to be here together,” Beckham told the BBC. “We all want to experience something where we celebrate the amazing life of our queen. And I think something like this today is meant to be shared together so, you know, the fact that we’ve been here eating pringles.”

A member of the public who has been waiting in line with Beckham said she has “big respect” for the soccer star.

“He’s stood with us and he’s paid his respects how he wants to and I think that’s amazing and it’s just been really good,” she told the outlet.

Beckham revealed he’d been waiting in the queue for 12 hours at the time of the interview.

Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state at Westminster Hall until her funeral on Monday, Sept. 19.

Queen Elizabeth’s death strikingly similar scene for Prince Harry, Prince William

Queen Elizabeth II’s death this week brought about a strikingly similar scene as mourners watched on while Her Majesty’s coffin made its way from Buckingham Palace and traveled to Westminster Hall, an image reminiscent of Princess Diana’s memorial 25 years ago when Prince William and Prince Harry followed their mother’s casket to her final resting place shortly after she died.

As Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin made the 20-minute journey through the streets of London, the world was transported back to 1997 where the young princes stood strong in their last physical act of protecting their mother before she was laid to rest.

Click to read more about the similarities between
Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II’s
funeral preparations.

Fox News Digital’s Tracy Wright contributed to this report.

Prince Harry, Prince William will stand vigil at Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

Prince Harry and Prince William will stand vigil at Queen Eliabeth II’s coffin on Saturday.

All of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren will stand vigil. Prince William and Prince Harry, who served 10 years in the British Royal Army, will wear their military uniforms for the event.

William, who is heir to the throne, will stand at the head of the coffin and Harry at the foot.

Also attending will be Princes Anne’s children, Zara Tindall and Peter Philips; Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie; and the children of Prince Edward, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn.

The ceremony will follow a vigil by the queen’s four children on Friday evening.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pay their last respects by filing past the coffin during the lying-in-state, which began Wednesday and concluded Monday, the day of the queen’s funeral.

Click to read more about Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren standing watch.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

King Charles III addresses the Welsh Parliament

King Charles III addressed the Welsh Parliament Friday by first speaking in Welsh and then in English.

“The land of Wales could not have been closer to my mother’s heart,” he said. “It must surely be counted the greatest privilege to belong to a land that could inspire such devotion.

“I take up my new duties with immense gratitude for the privilege of having been able to serve as the Prince of Wales,” he continued. “I now pass to my son William,
whose love for this corner of the earth is made all the greater by the years he himself spent here.”

People chant ‘God save the King’ in Cardiff following service for Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III walked and greeted children and members of the public following a Prayer and Reflection service for his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

The King was handed flowers
and trinkets as he met with mourners outside the Llandaff Cathedral.

People chanted “God save the King” as he walked and before he entered the car on his way to the Welsh parliament in Cardiff Bay.

People continue to queue despite warning from government officials

People are continuing to join the tail to see the Queen lying-in-state Friday, The Guardian first reported, even after the UK government said the area had “reached capacity” and entrance to the line would be closed.

Some reports Thursday said mourners could be waiting for 30 hours to pay their respects.

Admittance to the queue was intended to be closed for six-hours, reopening at 4 pm in south-east London.

King Charles and the Queen Consort attend service at Llandaff Cathedral

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla attended a service of Prayer and Reflection for the life of the Queen in Cardiff, Wales.

The Dean of Llandaff Cathedral led the service in English and Welsh.

“Her ability to influence and lead with soft power” gave her “unmatched perspective to see the distance,” the Dean said. Adding the Queen “surprised” and “delighted” Brits across the UK

The King and his wife Camilla are expected to meet with children and community members following the service.

Entry to queue to see the Queen paused for ‘at least’ six hours

Hundreds of thousands have lined up to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth as she lies-in-state for a second day, but more mourners have been barred from joining the queue for “at least” six hours.

Members of the public have been warned not to attempt to join the queue until it re-opens.

“Southwark Park has reached capacity,” the UK government said Friday. “Please do not attempt to join the queue until it re-opens.”

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