STORY: "She was joyful. She was humorous," the Church of England leader said in an interview the morning after the Queen's death was announced. "Her life was full, but she never, even in bad moments, lost hope."
The queen, who died on Thursday (September 9) also served as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a position now taken by King Charles.
"Let's not hide the fact that this is an enormous blow. But as Her Late Majesty showed us, and as His Majesty is showing and will show us, let us bring that grief and be willing to receive comfort, a fresh abundance of life and a deep hope for the future," said Welby.