King Charles III addressed the nation as a monarch following the death of his beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday,8th September 2022 at Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom. And the country has been and will be in mourning for 10 days.
King Charles 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,” he added
“As the Queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of our nation,” the King said.
“And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life,” he added.
“I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla,” Charles said during the speech, adding that “in recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort.”
“With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the center ground where vital help can be given,” Charles said.
He also said he wanted to “express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”
“To my darling mama, as you begin your last great journey, I want simply to say this: Thank you,” he said.
“Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years.
King Charles walked into the palace for the first time as King and he held his first in-person audience with British Prime Minister,Liz Truss.
The Queen’s last public engagement had been the appointing of Truss on Tuesday. She held weekly meetings with all of the 15 Prime Ministers she appointed during her more than 70 years on the throne.