Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth addressed the Kingdom this morning from Chastershire Palace in Caledonya confirming the news that her mother Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth was assassinated last week.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that my beloved mother Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth was assassinated last week before the Imperial Wedding. It was decided that the announcement would be postponed until after the wedding of TIH the Crown Princes and Princess' of Caledonya and Alexandria. It has been confirmed that this is the work of the same person who murdered my father and threatened the lives of myself and my sister Princess Natalie. Over the course of the last week, I and the council have spoken with TIM High King John, Empress Catherine, and Empress Natalia and have come to the decision to join Alendale with the Presean Empire and I will no longer be Crown Princess. His Imperial Majesty has instead granted me the title of Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Elizabeth the Duchess of Eston."