Southwest Floridians mourn the Queen’s death and King Charles III assumes the throne

Southwest Floridians mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II. (CREDIT: BBC STUDIOS EVENTS)

People across Southwest Florida are honoring Queen Elizabeth after she passed away on Thursday.

King Charles III released a statement, the first since taking the role of King, shortly after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. It 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 cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother.

The Queen was just seen on Tuesday when she appointed the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss. While speaking outside her office on Friday, Truss said the Queen had been a personal inspiration to her and to many.

But, this tragedy spreads across borders and is impacting Southwest Floridians as well. Ann Nabbs and her husband have owned the British Open Pub in Bonita Springs for more than 22 years. Elizabeth is the only Queen she’s ever known and she told WINK News she hopes the royal family endures because that’s what the Queen would want.

For more than 70 years Elizabeth was the Queen, which is the longest reigning monarch in British history, and now the world mourns her passing.

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