King Charles III has expressed his gratitude for the messages of condolence sent since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8.
The new monarch said he and wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort had been “moved beyond measure” by the public outpouring of love and affection seen during the couple’s tour of the nations that make up the United Kingdom over the last week.
Read the King’s full message released by Buckingham Palace:
"Over the last ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from this country and across the world.
"In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, The late Queen.
"As we all prepare to say our last farewell, I wanted simply to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my Family and myself in this time of grief."
The monarch's message was released the evening before the Queen's state funeral on Monday, where the King will lead members of the royal family behind the matriarch's coffin.