King Charles III Officially Proclaimed Monarch: Read the Speech

Long live the king! After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the eldest son King Charles III was officially proclaimed the new monarch.

“My most grievous duty is to announce to you the death of my beloved mother, the queen,” the 73-year-old regent said on Saturday, September 10, referring to joining advice at St. James’s Palace. “I know how deeply you, the whole nation — and, I think, you can say the whole world — sympathize with me at the irreparable loss that we have all suffered.” It is my greatest comfort to know of the sympathy expressed by so many for my sister. [Princess Anne] and my brothers [Prince Andrew and Prince Edward] and that such immense love and support should be extended to our entire family in our loss.”

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Charles went on to recount the 70-year reign of his late mother, who died on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96.

“My mother’s reign was unsurpassed in duration, dedication and devotion,” His Majesty added on Saturday. “Even when we mourn, we give thanks for this most faithful life. I am deeply aware of this great legacy and the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now passed to me.”

He continued: “In assuming these responsibilities, I will strive to follow the inspiring example I have set in upholding constitutional government and strive for the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these islands and of the Commonwealth realms and territories throughout the world. World. I know that in this connection I shall be sustained by the love and loyalty of the nations over which I am called to be ruler, and in the performance of these duties I shall be guided by the advice of their elected parliaments.”

The Accession Council’s Saturday statement, which was televised for the first time, also mentioned Charles’s wife, Queen consort Camillaand his eldest son, Prince Williamstand next to the new monarch.

“I take this opportunity to reiterate my readiness and intention to continue the tradition of transferring ancestral income, including the crown estate, to the government for the benefit of all in exchange for a sovereign grant that supports my official duties as Head of State and Head of State. nation,” concluded Charles. “Fulfilling the difficult task entrusted to me, to which I dedicate what is left of my life to me. I pray for the guidance and help of Almighty God.”

When Charles begins his reign, he especially draws on the support of 75-year-old Camilla and the 40-year-old Duke of Cambridge.

“King Charles refers to Camilla as his ‘tower of power,'” the source said. Us weekly on Friday, September 9th.[He] says she makes him better. Obviously, this is not an easy time for him as he moves into a new era without his beloved mother and he is incredibly emotional.”

The insider added: “[Charles] knows he will never outshine the queen and doesn’t expect it to, but he does plan to make a difference in his own unique way.”

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