Entertainment: King Charles has been 'deeply touched' by support following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth

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King Charles has been "deeply touched" by the support following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

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The 73-year-old royal - who acceded to the throne the moment his mother passed away on September 8 at the age of 96 following a 70 year reign - issued a statement on the even of Her Late Majesty's funeral where he noted that himself and his wife Queen Consort Camilla have been "moved beyond measure" after completing a UK tour.

In the statement from Buckingham Palace, he said: "Over the last 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 across the world. In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, the late Queen."

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Queen Elizabeth is set to be laid to rest on Monday (19.09.22) and the King went on to thank the "countless people" who have been a source of "support and comfort" for himself and the rest of the royal family since the mammoth loss.

He added: "As we all prepare to say our last farewell, I wanted simply to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my family and myself in this time of grief."

The Queen's state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey in London at 11am on Monday with a committal service taking place at St George's Chapel, Windsor at 4pm and she will then be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh - who passed away in April 2021 aged 99 - in a private ceremony at 7.30pm.

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla attend church at Balmoral .
The King and Queen Consort were seen in public for the first time since Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor on Monday evening.King Charles, 73, returned to the Aberdeenshire estate five days ago for the first time since his mother passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle on 8 September at the age of 96.

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