How to Send Royals Condolences After Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

Share your grief. Fans of the British royal family have been encouraged to send written condolences in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II‘s death.

The official Twitter account for the royals posted a link for the public to share their heartfelt messages through an “online book” to pay tribute to the late monarch. “A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family, and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity,” the website reads.

The royals receive well-wishes from all over the world, so those who send a message can also note where they are located.


Queen Elizabeth II.
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Elizabeth, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, died on Thursday, September 8th, at her home in Balmoral in Scotland. The queen was surrounded by her family, including her oldest son, in her final moments. King Charles III, who immediately assumed the throne after Elizabeth’s death. After his return to London, he addressed the U.K.

“My life will, of course, change as I take up my new responsibilities. It will no longer be possible for me to give so much of my time and energies to the charities and issues for which I care so deeply,” the 73-year-old noted on Friday, September 9. “But I know this important work will go on in the trusted hands of others.”

The Accession Council declared Charles the new monarch one day later. “It is my most sorrowful duty to announce you to the death of my beloved mother, the queen,” he announced at St James’s Palace. “I know how deeply you, the entire nation — and I think I may say the whole world — sympathize with me in the irreparable loss we have all suffered. It is my greatest comfort to know how many people have shown sympathy to my sister. [Princess Anne]And my brothers. [Prince Andrew and Prince Edward], and that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to our whole family in our loss.”

Before his reign began, the former Prince of Wales was the longest-waiting heir apparent in the U.K.’s history. He is also the oldest person ever to ascend the throne. (His late mother was only 25 when she became queen in 1952.

Prince William, now first in line to be king, supported his father at the royal ceremony as Charles continued to honor Elizabeth’s legacy. “My mother’s reign was unequaled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion,” His Majesty added on Saturday, September 10. “Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life. I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty which have now passed to me.”

William, 40, was also present on Saturday. Princess KateThe duke welcomed mourners from all walks of the country to Windsor, England, where they were able to meet them. The duke personally invited his younger brother. Prince Harry, Meghan MarkleThe emotional walkabout

“It’s a lonely place up there now without [the queen],” the 37-year-old Duke of Sussex told onlookers in a video obtained by The Sun. “Every room she was in, you felt her presence throughout.”