The United Kingdom is officially ruled by King Charles, former Prince of Whales, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. On Thursday, September 8, the Queen passed peacefully in her home at Balmoral at 96 years old.
"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow," stated the official post.
Moments later, King Charles released his first official public statement as His Majesty.
"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," stated the 73-year-old Heir.
"We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother," the father-of-two continued. "I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the commonwealth, and by countless people around the world."
At the immediate moment of Queen Elizabeth's passing, Charles obtained the crowning title, duties and complete responsibilities as the head of the Commonwealth. This officially ended his reign as the longest-awaited Heir-apparent in the Kingdom's history.
"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," King Charles concluded.
OK! previously reported Queen Elizabeth feeling unsure about her daughter-in-law upon marriage to her first son Charles.
"Elizabeth II was skeptical about Camilla when she married Charles and the circumstances were certainly challenging," an insider stated. "But through her loyalty to the Firm, she has more than proved to her that she has what it takes."