Chatting with 9News outdoors Windsor Citadel, Kristina Kyriacou, who labored because the King’s communication secretary and particular adviser from 2009 to 2017, has mentioned King Charles III by no means bought concerned in planning for his reign.
“After all, throughout that interval, behind-the-scenes we had been all main as much as this second,” she mentioned.
“And he by no means bought concerned in that – as a result of it meant considering the dying of his mom.
“He was very a lot within the background,” she mentioned.
Kyriacou went on to say she thought the grieving new King had been given energy by the general public’s assist.
“He has at all times gained energy from the members of the general public,” she mentioned.
“His grief has been assuaged considerably by the quantity of assist he has obtained everywhere in the world for the job he’s doing.”
“At the moment can be a day laiden with grief, and after as we speak is when he’ll begin to take inventory of the duties and the brand new position that he’s assumed.”
Planning has been underway for the Queen’s dying for 40 to 50 years based on royal commentator Dickie Arbiter.