Viewers are praising BBC's Huw Edwards for his coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's passing

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By stefan armitage

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Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at the age of 96.

Shortly after 6:00PM, Buckingham Palace announced: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

The news came roughly six hours after the palace announced that the 96-year-old monarch was receiving "medical supervision" at the royal estate.

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Throughout the day, members of the Royal Family were seen arriving at Balmoral including the new heir apparent Prince William, the Duke of York, Princess Anne, the Earl of Wessex, and the new king, Charles III.

Additionally, as the nation awaited updates regarding the monarch, many have been glued to their television screens, with BBC News journalist and newsreader Huw Edwards being the mouthpiece many have chosen to listen to.

Indeed, the Welsh television icon has been covering the news shortly after Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II was receiving "medical supervision". Edwards was also the face many of us saw when it was first announced that the late monarch had passed away.

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Thanks to Edwards' professionalism and stoic delivery of the heartbreaking news, many viewers have taken to social media to praise the newsreader.

"What an amazing professional @thehuwedwards is, amazing delivery and you could see the emotion there too," one Twitter user wrote.

"Huw Edwards has done an incredible job today, and is continuing to do so. Respect to him," a second social media user added.

A third added: "Huw Edwards was absolutely incredible in his announcement, national treasure."

A fourth tweeted: I think @thehuwedwards deserves so much credit for his work today. Strong, kind, and dignified in probably one of the most serious and saddening news reports he’s had to do. Thank you and well done."

Following the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son - now known officially as King Charles III - has become king.

Paying tribute to his mother, King Charles III released the following statement: "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.

"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."

Featured image credit: Ian Davidson / Alamy

Viewers are praising BBC's Huw Edwards for his coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's passing

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at the age of 96.

Shortly after 6:00PM, Buckingham Palace announced: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

The news came roughly six hours after the palace announced that the 96-year-old monarch was receiving "medical supervision" at the royal estate.

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Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Throughout the day, members of the Royal Family were seen arriving at Balmoral including the new heir apparent Prince William, the Duke of York, Princess Anne, the Earl of Wessex, and the new king, Charles III.

Additionally, as the nation awaited updates regarding the monarch, many have been glued to their television screens, with BBC News journalist and newsreader Huw Edwards being the mouthpiece many have chosen to listen to.

Indeed, the Welsh television icon has been covering the news shortly after Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II was receiving "medical supervision". Edwards was also the face many of us saw when it was first announced that the late monarch had passed away.

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Credit: BBC News

Thanks to Edwards' professionalism and stoic delivery of the heartbreaking news, many viewers have taken to social media to praise the newsreader.

"What an amazing professional @thehuwedwards is, amazing delivery and you could see the emotion there too," one Twitter user wrote.

"Huw Edwards has done an incredible job today, and is continuing to do so. Respect to him," a second social media user added.

A third added: "Huw Edwards was absolutely incredible in his announcement, national treasure."

A fourth tweeted: I think @thehuwedwards deserves so much credit for his work today. Strong, kind, and dignified in probably one of the most serious and saddening news reports he’s had to do. Thank you and well done."

Following the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son - now known officially as King Charles III - has become king.

Paying tribute to his mother, King Charles III released the following statement: "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.

"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."

Featured image credit: Ian Davidson / Alamy