Saying goodbye. Prince William broke his silence following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.“On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute,” the Duke of Cambridge, 40, shared via his and Duchess Kate’s joint Instagram account on Saturday, September 10. “So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign.”William continued: “I, however, have lost a grandmother.
And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of the queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade.”The military veteran noted that Kate, 40, had “20 years of her guidance and support,” while their three children — Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — spent many holidays with the late queen, creating “memories that will last their whole lives.”“She was by my side at my happiest moments and she was by my side during the saddest days of my life,” the statement added. “I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real.”After thanking Elizabeth for her years of kindness and service to the country, William noted that he plans to “honor her memory by supporting” his father, King Charles III, as he begins his reign.The monarch’s passing was announced in an earlier statement from Buckingham Palace on Thursday, September 8, noting that she “died peacefully” at Balmoral Castle.
The late queen was 96.Shortly before her death, Buckingham Palace announced that the queen’s medical team was worried about her health. “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and haveRead more on usmagazine.com