The newly-appointed Britain’s monarch, King Charles III, addressed a grieving nation and the Commonwealth for the first time on Friday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Since ascending the throne, the incoming king further took his time to “express his undying love for Harry and Meghan” as he made his inaugural speech.
In his televised speech made in the Blue Drawing Room in Buckingham Palace during the afternoon and broadcast at 6:00 pm on Friday., King Charles uttered:
“Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother.”
Charles further stated the Queen’s popular promise made at 25 to devote her life to the service of her country.
He said, “That promise of lifelong service I renew today,”.
“My life will, of course, change.” He added.
After that, he conveyed his regret of having less time to devote to the humanitarian projects he had formerly given his time.
Among the many other titles they inherited upon the passing of the Queen, he also took the time to recognize Prince William and Kate Middleton as Prince and Princess of Wales.
He however extended his love to his alienated son Harry and wife Meghan, who resigned as royals in 2020.
“I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.” He said.
“To my darling mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear Papa, I want to say this: thank you,” he added.
He ended his speech by quoting Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
An Accession Council officially declaring Charles as King will take place at St James’s Palace in London tomorrow morning.
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