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Huw Edwards is praised for his ‘masterclass’ in broadcasting after the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Veteran broadcaster Huw Edwards was praised for the way he broke the news of the Queen’s death on BBC One.

The Welsh journalist joined the BBC in 1984 and has been a fixture on British television for at least two decades, since becoming the BBC’s main presenter Ten o’clock news in 2003.

Over the years, Edwards has broken the news of Barack Obama’s first election, the results of the EU referendum, the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and now the death of Queen Elizabeth II to the nation.

Wearing a black suit and tie, in line with the BBC’s dress code for the death of a member of the Royal Family, Edwards told viewers on Thursday (September 8): “Moments ago Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II . known. ”

He then read out the palace’s statement, which said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”

Huw Edwards breaks the news that Queen Elizabeth II has died

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Since the announcement, many people have tweeted their respect for Edwards and his longstanding service to newsreading.

“It is truly an amazing performance by Huw Edwards,” wrote comedian David Baddiel. “A master class in whatever might be the antithesis of comedy improvisation, in enhanced gloom.”

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Scottish Impressionist Rory Bremner observed that Edwards had gone straight from the ongoing coverage of Liz Truss’ rise to Prime Minister to the Queen’s death: ‘Respect to Huw Edwards too. He just finished a 72 hour live shift for the PM change. And anchored all week at 10am. He must be exhausted. Dimbleby-esque persistence and professionalism.”

Edwards succeeded David Dimbleby as presenter of the BBC’s election night coverage in 2019.

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Journalist Nick Mullins wrote: “A word for Huw Edwards. Don’t want to listen to someone else’s voice right now. Matchless.”

Public historian Greg Jenner added, “Kudos to @thehuwedwards, there is no better broadcaster for finding the right pace, tone and dignity amidst the unfolding chaos of live television.”

The Queen’s son, the Prince of Wales, automatically succeeds her as king, ruling over the United Kingdom and more than a dozen Commonwealth countries – a role the 73-year-old has spent his life preparing for.

Clarence House has confirmed that Charles will be known as King Charles III.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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