More than 200 privy counsellors – including six former prime ministers – saw the King pledge himself to the task now before him and the “heavy responsibilities of Sovereignty”.
Meanwhile, in Scotland the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex attended a service at Balmoral’s Crathie Kirk with their families where their mother regularly worshipped.
Afterwards, Anne, her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and her children Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips joined Andrew and his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Edward and the Countess of Wessex with their daughter Lady Louise, at the gates of Balmoral Castle to look at floral tributes left for the late monarch.
The 45th president of the United States added the late Queen “embodied the uniquely British attribute of a firm and quiet resolve”, with her personal qualities “endearing her to the world” and touching “countless lives”.
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