Prince Charles pays tribute to his mother in his statement as monarch Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother, 

Queen Elizabeth II, in his first statement as monarch on Thursday evening. In the statement, the passing

of Mother Queen is the biggest sad moment for my entire family members. We deeply mourn the passing of

 a cherished sovereign a very dear mother. I know his loss will be deeply felt by the entire nation, 

the Commonwealth and countless people around the world. During the period of mourning transition, my family

will find consoling support from our knowledge of the respect and deep affection that Queen held so widely.

Charles, 73, was reported to have immediately assumed the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth

at Balmoral Castle on Thursday afternoon. Was 96 years old. Clarence House confirmed the new king would be officially 

 known as King Charles III. Speaking after the Queen's death was announced, Britain's Prime Minister Liz

Truss said today that the crown passes, as it has been for more than 1,000 years, to the new monarch and head of state,

His Majesty King Charles III. Queen Elizabeth II Charles has grandchildren with her other three children, Andrew,

Anne and Edward, including Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, Prince Harry, her husband U.S. lives in.

 Prince Philip, 73, died in 2021 at the age of 99. One of the world's highly respected heads of state,

Queen Elizabeth was born the first daughter of King George VI in 1926 and, with her coronation in 1953,

became Britain's monarch at just 25 years old after her father's death. In office for 70 years, the reign of 15 prime ministers

oversaw historic events including the Suez Canal scandal, UK miners' strike, the Gulf War, Britain's entry and exit

into the European Union, and later, the COVID-19 pandemic. Liz Truss traveled to meet him at Balmoral to ask

the Queen to formally form her new government – a very prominent British constitutional act. In September 2015, he replaced Britain's

 long-serving Queen Victoria and was reported to be the second longest-serving monarch in the world, behind Louis XIV of France.