King Charles III and Prime Minister Liz Truss, who are both very new to their positions, made statements about the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday evening.
The King said it is a “moment of great sadness” for the Royal Family. As the United Kingdom is a hereditary monarchy, King Charles III immediately came to power, with his wife Camilla becoming Queen Consort.
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of great sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly 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, and 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.”
A statement from His Majesty The King: pic.twitter.com/AnBiyZCher
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was received by Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle on Tuesday, said Queen Elizabeth was the “rock on which modern Britain was built,” according to BBC News.
“Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. Britain is the great country it is today because of her,” Truss continued.
"Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built"
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) September 8, 2022
As RedState’s Managing Editor Jennifer Van Laar reported, Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952, becoming one of the first high-profile working moms:
In 1952, while Elizabeth and Phillip were on a tour in Kenya, King George VI died, and Elizabeth immediately ascended to the throne. At that time the couple had two children, Charles and Anne, and eventually two more sons joined the family, Andrew and Edward.
Queen Elizabeth was a trailblazer, a working mom long before the practice was common.
The start of both the reign of King Charles III and Truss’ time in office marks a period of great transition for Great Britain.