Leaning on his family. King Charles III depends on the son prince william and wife Camila after inheriting the throne from his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, a source tells him exclusively us weekly.
“King Charles calls Camilla his ‘fortress tower,'” the source reveals. “[He] he says she makes him a better man. Obviously this is a challenging time for him as he transitions into a new era without his loving mother and he is incredibly emotional.”
Carlos assumed the role of king after the death of Isabel on Thursday, September 8. The late sovereign, who was the longest-serving monarch in British history, “died peacefully” in her sleep aged 96 while she was staying at her Balmoral estate in Scotland, Buckingham. Palace announced at the time.
On Friday, Camilla, 75, stepped out with Charles on her first day as queen consort to greet well-wishers outside Buckingham Palace. While it was a sad day for the couple, who married in 2005, it was also monumental when they took on their new titles.
“[Charles] She knows she will never outshine the queen and she doesn’t expect to, but she plans to make a difference in her own unique way.” U.Sadding that he has been “working closely with Prince William in a scaled-down monarchy.”
Later on Friday, the king delivered his first speech as the UK’s new royal patriarch. In his statement, Carlos officially announced Camilla’s new title and declared William and Kate, both 40, Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, respectively. The Cambridges also inherited the respective titles of Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales, which previously belonged to William’s father and late mother, Princess Diana.
During his speech, the king also expressed “love” for prince harry Y Meghan Markle as they “continue to build their lives abroad” in California, a real moment expert Gareth Russell said exclusively U.S it was an “olive branch” for the Sussexes amid royal tensions.
As another of his first proclamations as king, His Majesty extended the country’s period of mourning for Elizabeth.
“Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, His Majesty the King wishes a period of Royal Mourning to be observed from now until seven days after the Queen’s funeral,” read a statement on Friday, noting that no word yet was given. has set a date for Elizabeth’s funeral. to be announced. “Royal mourning will be observed by members of the royal family, staff of the royal household and representatives of the royal household on official duties, along with troops engaged in ceremonial duties.”
Traditionally, after the death of a monarch, the country enters a 12-day period of mourning as staff uniforms are changed, television programs are paused and flags are flown at half-staff.
According to a second insider, while “the royals knew Elizabeth’s end was near”, the family is “struggling to come to terms with” the reality of her death.
As the King and Duke of Cornwall balance their new duties with their grief, the 37-year-old Duke of Sussex is especially upset over the death of his grandmother after she failed to make it to Scotland in time to say goodbye.
“Harry is guilt-ridden, full of sadness and regret that he didn’t say goodbye to the queen,” says the source. U.S. “They ran into each other a couple of times during the Platinum Jubilee, but by no means did I expect it to be the last time he saw her.”
The Invictus Games founder officially stepped down from his royal duties in January 2020 to move to the United States with his wife Meghan Markle, but has managed to maintain a close relationship with the late royal matriarch.
“He loved his grandmother with all his heart and is going through a terrible time right now,” adds the source. “The news has not fully assimilated.”