King Charles couldn’t hold back his tears

As the future King Charles III said his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, farewell at a committal service at Windsor Castle, hearts went out to him.

At the conclusion of an emotional memorial for the late king, mourners chanted God Save the King at St. George’s Chapel, and the King appeared to be fighting back tears.

The Queen tragically passed away on September 8 at the age of 96 in her cherished Scottish estate Balmoral, ending a 70-year reign. After a magnificent state funeral service at Westminster Abbey in London, she was laid to rest after her loved ones, friends, and the country bid her a loving farewell.

The State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy then led a colorful gun carriage procession through the heart of London to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. The royal will be laid to rest next to her beloved late husband Prince Philip in Windsor once the coffin has traveled there in a state hearse.

Guests performed the new version of the national hymn God Save The King after a traditional “breaking of the wand” to mark the end of the Queen’s reign and to be put on her coffin when it is lowered into the Royal Vault.

The former Prince of Wales, her eldest son, appeared to be extremely moved.

King Charles was unable to control his tears as “God Save the King” was sung for the first time, according to @Vhicck on Twitter. Tweeted by @feverspell:

“He bit his bottom lip briefly and appeared to be going to cry at one point. I say “that poor man” because I was able to grieve in privacy when my mother passed away.” Charles’s expression during God Save the King “looked so sad and deflated,” according to @Hyperfashun.

“King Charles seemed extremely heartbroken throughout god save the king #queensfuneral,” tweeted @gridlerbing. Regarding the situation, @GubernurGandus said:

“God Save The King served as the epitaph at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. A unique occasion in our lives. King Charles III, welcome to the throne.”

The expression on King Charles’ face during the final rendition of God Save the King, according to @akimlinger, “squeezed my little republican heart.” “It crushed my heart seeing Charles while God Save the King was being sung,” said @HRHPWales. Also from @LadyJessMacBeth: “God Save the King was being sung as Charles appeared to be about to cry. I’ve never felt such sympathy for someone.”

Imamberzoe left a comment: “Charles’ expression when everyone sang “God Save the Queen” was devastating. Seeing a funeral and a family lose a loved one, regardless of your personal opinions, is something we can all identify to and brings up memories of our own losses. I want they could grieve in peace.”

When everyone was singing “God Save the King,” @Conor S22 expressed sympathy: “Tell ya what Charles looked like he was going to break down there, it must of been so hard for him.”

King Charles III was pictured biting his lip and nearly crying as the assembly sang “God Save the King,” as @nurse palmer also noted.

tweeted @DavidKilcoyne3: “That performance of “God Save the King” appears to have done the same for Charles. He and his family deserve our prayers because these last several days must have been incredibly stressful.”

Aaron Miller also tweeted: “Fortunately, there are no kings or queens in America. However, God Save the King affected me, particularly Charles III’s apparent display of intense sorrow, despair, doubt, and uncertainty.”

The long day of a public memorial saw her heartbroken family walk behind her coffin, and the King’s face was filled with grief. The Queen’s burial procession drew hundreds of thousands of people to the streets.


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