Royal fans outpouring of sympathy for ‘heartbroken’ King Charles
Royal fans have sympathised with King Charles after noting that the new monarch looked ‘devastated’ this evening during a vigil for Queen Elizabeth.
Charles, who appeared to be teary-eyed at times, kept his hands joined and also looked towards the floor as members of the public filed past.
One royal watcher wrote: ‘King Charles looks absolutely devastated this must be the most tough thing for them all.’
A second noted: ‘Charles looks absolutely heartbroken stood there.. he’s had such a busy few days that he’s literally had no time to grieve..’
A further commentator Tweeter said: ‘Charles looks utterly bereft whilst undertaking the Vigil of Princes. Imagine having to do your mourning in public. No thank you.’
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Premier League to resume at weekend, but blockbuster matches postponed
The Premier League have confirmed action will return this weekend – but two more matches have been postponed due to insufficient policing during the 10 days of mourning for Queen Elizabeth.
League chiefs held a meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss their next steps over scheduling games after all of last weekend’s fixtures were postponed.
It was determined that Chelsea versus Liverpool and Manchester United versus Leeds United had to be postponed due to a strain on policing, but seven matches could go ahead.
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Charles’ mixed emotions at vigil for his late mother
Tears began to fill the eyes of an emotional King Charles III as he and his mournful siblings held a 10-minute vigil for their late mother the Queen in Edinburgh this evening – before breaking into a smile and waving at well-wishers filing past her coffin.
Britain’s monarch, his sister the Princess Royal and brothers the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex all arrived at St Giles’ Cathedral after the sun had set over the Scottish capital, then kept a vigil by their mother’s coffin from 7.46pm until 7.56pm while members of the public walked past silently. The King’s warring sons, the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales, did not attend.
The King, who was wearing the Prince Charles Edward Stuart tartan and white heather in his lappelle from Balmoral, kept his hands joined and looked towards the floor. Afterwards, tears appeared to fill his eyes as the monarch completed an emotional day which began with him addressing MPs in the Palace of Westminster for the first time as sovereign.
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Harry ‘banned’ from wearing military uniform at final vigil for Queen
King Charles III’s son Prince Harry has been banned from wearing military uniform if he attends the final vigil for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall – but the monarch’s shamed younger brother Prince Andrew will be allowed to don his Armed Forces outfit ‘as a special mark of respect’ for their late mother, it has been claimed today.
Royal sources have said the disgraced Duke of York – a Falklands War veteran who exiled from public life amid the fallout from his role in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal – will be entitled to wear military colours if he attends the ceremonial event on Wednesday.
However, Meghan Markle’s friend and preferred journalist Omid Scobie claimed that the Duke of Sussex – who has also seen military action by serving two tours of Afghanistan – has been banned from wearing his uniform at all ceremonial events during mourning for Her Majesty.
‘I understand that, unlike Prince Andrew, Prince Harry will NOT be allowed to wear uniform at the final vigil in Westminster Hall. No doubt a huge blow for the Duke of Sussex, who served for 10 years and this morning spoke of the Queen being his ”commander-in-chief”’, he tweeted this afternoon.
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Queen’s children hold vigil over her coffin at St Giles Cathedral
All four of the Queen’s children have held vigil over her coffin at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh tonight.
Led by King Charles, the four joined the guard around Her Majesty as she lies in rest in the Scottish capital before her journey down to London in the coming days.
The new monarch was joined by Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward as they stayed in silent reflection for around 20 minutes.