The Prime Minister Liz Truss has paid tribute to the Queen after she “died peacefully at Balmoral” on Thursday afternoon.
Truss described the Queen’s death as a “huge shock to the nation and the world, we are all devastated.”
Those who were gathered outside Downing Street were told that it is “the passing of the second Elizabethan age.”
The Prime Minister described the monarch as the “rock on which modern Britain was built” which is the “very spirit of Great Britain.”
She went on to say that Queen Elizabeth II devotion to her duty was “an example to us all” and today is a “day of great loss.”
She paid tribute to King Charles III and ended her statement with “God save the King.”
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson who met with the Queen on Tuesday to formally provide her with his resignation said, in a statement, there is “an ache at the passing of our Queen” in “the hearts of every one of us.”
Statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1/3) pic.twitter.com/kDN6cW8Njp
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 8, 2022
Clarence House has confirmed that Prince Charles will now officially be known by the regal name of King Charles III.
King Charles III has been heir to the throne since 1952 and his title the Prince of Wales will most likely be passed over to Prince William.
Buckingham Palace has announce the Queen has died aged 96, “peacefully at Balmoral” on Thursday afternoon and Prince Charles, 73, is now the King and head of state of the United Kingdom.
Buckingham Palace said in statement, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Queen Elizabeth II was the longest serving monarch in British history.
The UK will start a period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II along with members of the Royal family.