"With profound sadness, I join the nation, the Commonwealth and the world in mourning the death of Her Late Majesty The Queen," says the Archbishop of Canterbury on Facebook Thursday afternoon. 

In the morning of September 8, Buckingham Palace shared they were "concerned for Her Majesty’s health."

Just a few short hours later, the Royal Family confirmed that the monarch peacefully passed away at Balmoral surrounded by family. 

In another statement, the Archbishop says, "My prayers are with The King and the Royal Family. May God draw near them and comfort them in the days, weeks and months ahead."

He spoke of her history as Queen and all she had done, including most recently during COVID lockdowns and restrictions. 

"In the darkest days of the Coronavirus pandemic, The Late Queen spoke powerfully of the light that no darkness can overcome."

Queen Elizabeth II was married to Prince Philip up until he passed on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99. 

"Even as The Late Queen mourned the loss of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, we saw once again evidence of her courage, resilience and instinct for putting the needs of others first - all signs of a deeply rooted Christian faith."

The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging people to remember what she stood for. 

"As a faithful Christian disciple, and also Supreme Governor of the Church of England, she lived out her faith everyday of her life."

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