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08th Sep 2022

Huw Edwards holds back tears after announcing Queen’s passing on BBC

Charlie Herbert

Huw Edwards holds back tears after announcing death of Queen

Huw Edwards was on air to deliver the news to viewers

Huw Edwards was visibly emotional as he announced the news that the Queen had passed away at the age of 96.

The Royal Family confirmed on Thursday that Her Majesty had passed away peacefully at her home in Balmoral this afternoon (8 September).

The statement read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Edwards was visibly upset, with his eyes welling up as he took his time in delivering the news to the nation.

He said: “This is BBC News from London. Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Queen Elizabeth.”

The BBC’s Royal Editor Nicholas Witchell then paid tribute to the monarch.

He said: “One does, this – for the nation, for them – is an absolutely massive moment. It’s a moment of great solemnity and national sadness and it’s hard fully to take it in. It is an incredible shock.

“Many people will feel a sense of personal lost. Others will find it very disorientating. It is the end of what history will judge as one of the most remarkable reigns.”

Following news of her death, King Charles III released a statement.

His Majesty said the death of my “beloved mother” is a moment of “the greatest sadness for me and all member of my family”.

The statement continued: “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by the countless people around the world.

“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”

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