Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son Prince Edward released a new statement following the death of his mother, saying the event “left an unimaginable void in all of our lives”.
“We were overwhelmed by the wave of emotion that enveloped us and the sheer number of people who went out of their way to express their own love, admiration and respect for such a special and unique person who has always been there for us,” said the Earl of Wessex. in a statement shared with Buckingham Palace Insider.
“And now, we are there for her, united in grief,” he said, thanking everyone for their support in his grief.
Edward said he and his wife Sophie enjoyed watching their children, James and Louise, “enjoy the places and activities their grandparents loved so much.”
“Given that my mother let us spend so much time with her, I think she also enjoyed seeing those passions blossom. Those moments together, those happy memories, have now become immensely precious to each of us,” he said.
Edward acknowledged that his entire family grew up “learning to share our parents, especially our beloved mommy” with the public.
“While it was lovely to spend time saying our own goodbyes in private at Balmoral, now is the time to allow others to say goodbyes,” he said. Currently, lines to honor the Queen while she is at Westminster Hall are up to 12 hours long.
“God bless Her Majesty and may her memory be cherished for a long time, even as the baton she carried for the last 70 years now passes to the next generation and to my brother Charles,” Edward concluded. “Long live to the king.”
Source : www.insider.com