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We are all devastated – British PM says of Queen Elisabeth’s death

British Prime Minister, Liz Truss has said, “we are all devastated” at the news of the Queen’s death.

According to her, the death of Queen Elizabeth II is “a huge shock to the nation and to the world.”

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, September 8, 2022 aged 96.

Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.

The Queen was enthroned in 1952. With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

In her first public speech after she was appointed, Prime Minister Liz Truss said “Queen Elizabeth was the rock on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. Britain is the great country it is today because of her. She was the very spirit of great Britain and that spirit will endure.”

According to PM Truss, Queen Elizabeth inspired her personally, “she is been a personal inspiration to me and many Britons.”

She praised the late Queen for her devotion to duty.

“Her devotion to duty is exemplary to us all. Ealier this week, at 96, she remained committed to her duties as she appointed me as her 15th Prime Minister”, she said.

PM Truss noted that in spite of the difficulties that lay ahead in the coming the days, “we will come together with our friends across the UK and the world to celebrate her extraordinary lifetime of service. It is a day of great loss but Queen Elizabeth II leaves a great legacy.”

She rallied support from all Britons for the new Monarch, King Charles III.

“Today, the crown passes to our new Monarch, new head of state, King Charles III. Even as we mourn, we must come together to help him carry out the awesome responsibility that he now carries for us all. With the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era, in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as her majesty would have wished by saying the words, God save the King,” PM Truss concluded.

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