With tears in his eyes, the King of England expresses “his love for Harry and Meghan”
It is an address to the British Nation that will go down in history. King Charles III spoke publicly for the first time the day after the death of his mother and Queen of England, Elizabeth II. Died this Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96, she leaves the crown to her son, Charles. At 73, the former Prince of Wales becomes king and will be crowned in the coming weeks.
On the occasion of his very moving speech recorded in the blue drawing room of Buckingham Palace, King Charles III had a moving thought for his two parents, Elizabeth II and Philip, who died 150 days apart. “I address you with a feeling of deep sadness,” began Charles III. “My beloved mother was an inspiration, an example for me and all my family. She inspired me so much, we owe a debt of gratitude. Queen Elizabeth lived a good life. »
King Charles discusses Harry and Meghan in historic speech
“My mother made sacrifices, she devoted herself as a ruler, she never wavered through change and progress. It was a life of service, we saw that she adored traditions”. “I pledge to serve the constitutional principles that are the heart of our nation. I will try to serve you with loyalty, respect and love. “My life will of course change with these new responsibilities. It will no longer be possible for me to give so much time to my charities. »
Promising to serve the British for the rest of his life, Charles III also had a thought for his children, William and Harry. William, becomes Prince of Wales. “Today I am proud to consecrate him Prince of Wales,” he said, also making the heir to the throne “Duke of Cornwall”. He has not forgotten Kate Middleton, whom he urges to continue to inspire the British, as well as his children Louis and Charlotte who become prince and princess.
Finally, the king had a thought for his other son, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. Marginalized from the royal family since their departure for the United States, King Charles nevertheless wanted to send them all “his love”. “I express my love to Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”