King Charles fights back tears as he carries sentimental gift from late mum the Queen

King Charles III was seen fighting back tears on Wednesday as he carried a sentimental gift from his late mum during the procession.

The new monarch joined his family during the journey of Her Majesty's coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall at 2.22 pm.

As he marched alongside his siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward wearing his ceremonial uniform, he also sported a sentimental gift presented to him by The Queen in 2012.

But the King stood tall during the historic occasion as he wore his Field Marshal Baton with pride as he attended the service for Queen Elizabeth II's coffin in the Palace of Westminster.

Other important valuables adorned his attire such as the Order of Merit, and the decoration on his neck, with the Order of the Garter.

It seems the new King pulled out all the stops as he also sported the Queen’s Service Order (New Zealand), Coronation Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal, Golden Jubilee Medal, Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Platinum Jubilee Medal and several others.

Yet despite his glorious collection, the sadness felt by the nation and the rest of the world is almost too heavy to bear as he looked teary-eyed.

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Queen Elizabeth II died surrounded by her family at Balmoral in Scotland on 8 September and once news broke that she had “peacefully” passed away, tributes and flowers began flooding in from around the globe.

Last Saturday King Charles III gave a moving speech as he was officially proclaimed as the new monarch.

The historical moment saw him address the nation and spoke highly of his mum, the late sovereign.

An extract reads: “It is my most sorrowful duty to announce to you the death of my beloved Mother, The Queen.

"I know how deeply you, the entire Nation – and I think I may say the whole world – sympathise with me in the irreparable loss we have all suffered.

He continued: "It is the greatest consolation to me to know of the sympathy expressed by so many to my Sister and Brothers and that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to our whole family in our loss.

"To all of us as a family, as to this kingdom and the wider family of nations of which it is a part, my Mother gave an example of lifelong love and of selfless service.

"My Mother’s reign was unequalled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion. Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life."


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