King Charles vows to serve with loyalty and love, pays moving tribute to ‘darling mama’
10 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad
King Charles made his first speech as the oldest king, in which he recalled Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday after 70 years of rule. The British Royal Family confirmed the death of t...
King Charles made his first speech as the oldest king, in which he recalled Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday after 70 years of rule. The British Royal Family confirmed the death of the longest-reigning monarch, stating that the 96-year-old died peacefully at the royal residence in Scotland.
According to a tradition dating back a century, 73-year-old Charles was the oldest to ascend to the British monarchy. Following the passing of the Queen, he addressed the British people and referred to Prince William and Kate Middleton as the Prince and Princess of Wales, the position he previously held.
After the Queen’s passing, there was a change in the line of succession. The Prince and Princess of Wales are now Charles’ eldest son and daughter-in-law. The current heir to the British throne is Prince William, and his son Prince George is third in line.
According to a report, senior officials from the Accession Council will assemble at St. James’ Palace the day after the queen’s passing to announce Charles as the new monarch. At the Palace and the Royal Exchange in London, the proclamation will be read aloud. This will validate Charles’ status as king, according to the document.
King Charles arrived back in London from Balmoral Castle to a large crowd of admirers assembled outside Buckingham Palace to pay honour to the Queen. He stepped out of his limousine to greet some of the throngs of mourners and those gathered to welcome the new king or queen amid rounds of ‘God Save the King’ applause.
In a jet black suit, Charles shook hands, collected flowers, and waved as mourners gave condolences, some put up their phones for selfies, and cries of “We love you, King Charles” could be heard.
King Charles remarked, “I pay tribute to my mother’s memory, and I honour her life of service. I know that her death brings pain to so many, and I share that sense of loss beyond measure with you all.” He said that the sense of loss was “beyond measure.”
Charles reaffirmed his commitment of lifetime service to everyone present, saying, “Queen Elizabeth was a life well lived; a promise with destiny honoured and she is mourned most bitterly in her loss.”
He promised to serve Britain, its territories, and the Commonwealth with devotion and dedication during the address. He added that he would not be able to devote as much to charity due of the demands of his position as the monarch.
King Charles III declared that the loss of his mother caused him “deep sorrow.” He promised to continue his “lifelong service” to the Queen. The King declared that he would “uphold the institution” in “the remaining time God provides.” The late Queen could “see the best in people,” the King added.
In a broadcast from Cape Town to the Commonwealth on her 21st birthday in 1947, Queen Elizabeth II made the profound personal commitment that would define her whole life. “It was more than a promise, it was a profound personal commitment that characterised her whole life,” King Charles stated.
May flights of angels serenade thee to thy rest, cried King Charles. “To my lovely Mama, as you make your final grand journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you.”
He remarked, “I honour my mother’s life of devotion and pay tribute to her memory.