HomeRoyal Family NewsKing Charles III’s first address after the Monarch’s death pledges to serve his people in the late Queen’s footsteps

King Charles III’s first address after the Monarch’s death pledges to serve his people in the late Queen’s footsteps

III was serious about being a King and dedicated his entire life just for the service of the people, just like his late mother and .

King Charles III ready for the duty

The new King was in full force, ready for duty the next day after his mother’s death, unofficially wished the public members to meet the new and addressed the nation.

The heir apparent who has been in power the longest in British history, Charles, was overheard on Friday informing Prime Minister that his mother’s passing was the moment he had been “dreading.”

King’s first address started with a tribute

King’s address on Friday began paying tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II and began the most vital speech in his history. He was seen dressed up in a black suit and a black tie and spoke about how the Queen sacrificed her life for duty, dedication and devotion.
King said,

“I pay tribute to my Mother’s memory and I honor her life of service, I know that her death brings great sadness to so many of you and I share that sense of loss, beyond measure, with you all.”

King Charles III was seen seated in front of his desk, with a picture of his late mother framed on the left of the table, and he made a that he would continue in his mother’s footsteps and serve the people.

King’s first address was in the same room where the late Queen Elizabeth recorded several of her yearly Christmas messages in the blue drawing room at . On a vase that painted pictures of three corgis in the background, which is a tribute to her love for dogs.

The official King Charles III back to residence

After King Charles arrived at Buckingham Palace from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, his first address was pre-recorded earlier in the day. And right before the pre-recorded address, King Charles and his wife , now the Queen Consort, took some time to wish and greet the public members who visited Buckingham Palace and paid their final tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

After the meeting with the public, The King took some time to look at some of the floral tributes and cards placed at the Palace gates.

As the King walked into Buckingham Palace, the flag half-mast in mourning for the Queen was replaced with a standard flag per the Royal custom that denotes the King was in residence.

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Weekly meeting with the Prime Minister

His first in-person meeting with Liz Truss happened shortly after that. As per the custom, Prime Ministers and the British Queen have a weekly meeting. On Friday, the new King and the new Prime Minister met for the first time in front of an audience happened 70 years after the change of reign.

The Queen’s final public engagement was with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss, which happened on Tuesday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She usually had a weekly meeting with all the 15 Prime Ministers at Buckingham Palace whom she appointed, and this has been happening for the past 70 years under her reign.

King Charles III counts on his wife

During his interaction with the public, King Charles III said he was counting on his wife Camilla for help as she became his Queen Consort.

During his first address, he mentioned his son William to be the Prince of Wales, the same title held before the Queen’s death on Thursday. But is unsure as to when Charles will grant him the title. In 1958, Charles was given the title of Prince of Wales, Six years after becoming the heir apparent and only after 11 years a formal investiture ceremony happened.

King expressed his love for Harry and his wife, , who is living abroad after stepping down from their royal duties in 2020.

Final, personal note

His first address ended as a message to his late mother and late Queen.

“To my darling mama, as you begin your last great journey, I want simply to say this: Thank you,”

“Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years.”

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