In his first speech as king on Thursday night, Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The statement stated, "For me and all members of my family, the passing of my dear Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness."
"We deeply lament the loss of a beloved Mother and beloved Sovereign. I'm confident that the nation,
the Realms, the Commonwealth, as well as countless individuals all over the world, will be devastated by her passing.
My family and I will be supported and comforted during this difficult time by the respect and intense love that The Queen was held in by so many people.
Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle, Charles, 73, promptly ascended to the throne.
he was 96. According to Clarence House, King Charles III will be the new monarch's legal name.
Charles, along with Queen Elizabeth II's other three children, Andrew, Anne, and Edward, and grandchildren Prince William,
who is currently second in line to the throne, and Prince Harry, who resides in the United States, are all still alive.