Mourner breaks down in tears over Queen Elizabeth II's death: 'I really wanted to meet her, I never did'

A mourner broke down in tears as she recalled Queen Elizabeth II's legacy in Windsor

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Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, prompting an outpouring of grief.

While King Charles III has been formally proclaimed as monarch, the nation is in a state of mourning.

And GB News' Ellie Costello spoke to mourners in Windsor, who chose to pay their respects on Saturday.

One mourner, named Grace, told Ellie: "She's one of the greatest monarchs."

Grace speaking to GB News' Ellie Costello
Grace speaking to GB News' Ellie Costello
Grace was visibly moved over Queen Elizabeth II's death
Grace was visibly moved over Queen Elizabeth II's death

Grace, visibly moved, then choked on her words and struggled to hold back the tears as she continued: "I just think she's a really nice lady.

"I really wanted to meet her. I never did."

It came as the King addressed the Privy Council in St James's Palace.

He said: “My lords, ladies and gentlemen, 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’ve all suffered.

“It is the greatest consolation to me to know 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.”

He also approved an order that the day of the Queen’s funeral will be a bank holiday.

Applause and cheers of ‘God save the King’ broke out outside St James’s Palace after the accession proclamation, before a crowd of thousands sang the chorus of the national anthem, singing ‘King’ in place of ‘Queen’.