Now, it turns out that we may get our chance after all. The royal family announced they are accepting personal condolences on their official website. The news was shared on the royal family Instagram account, where they posted a Story that said, “For the latest guidance on Mourning and how to sign our online book of condolence, please visit our website.”
How to Send a Message of Condolence to the Royal Family That They Might Actually Get to Read
The link takes users to a form on the royal family website, where they can submit a personal message of condolence (and they noted that there are no physical books of condolence at the royal residences, so this is the only way to submit a message).
However, make sure your spellcheck is turned on, because the page informs visitors that, “A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family, and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity.”
In addition to the book of condolences, the site also explained the process of mourning following the queen's passing. They wrote, “Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it is His Majesty The King's wish that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral. The date of the Funeral will be confirmed in due course.”
The writeup also said, “Royal Mourning will be observed by Members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and Representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to Ceremonial Duties.”
King Charles shared a message to the royal family Instagram yesterday (seen above), where he said, “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. 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 countless people around the world.”
He closed by adding, “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.”
A similar method for sharing condolences was offered in April 2021, when the queen's husband, Prince Philip, passed away. Now, we're glad to see that royal followers can send their love to the family once again.
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