His Majesty King Edward has asked the Gazette to share the following with the populace:
Unto my cherished Kingdom of the East,
I owe you an explanation and an apology.
While I am so proud of the way the day progressed through the adversity of the weather, my determination and preparations to ensure a clean and decisive crown finals proved insufficient for the challenges of the day.
The conduct of my Crown Tournament is my responsibility. In this, I failed you, and ask your forgiveness.
The fact remains, that I am your king and have sworn myself to you, and must ask and require your assistance in making the kingdom whole on behalf of my Queen and every good gentle in the East.