The King sent out this communique via The Royal Family channels some minutes ago.
“The Death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen , is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” the King’s statement began.
“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 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,” the statement read.