King Charles III delivered his first address to the nation after the Queen’s 70-year reign ended on Thursday.
Emperor paid tribute to his “beloved mother” as he made “a solemn commitment” to serving the country with “loyalty, respect and love”.
Here we take a look at five key takeaways from historic addressing.
‘My life will change’
King Charles was famously outspoken as the Prince of Wales.
He is known for championing causes such as fighting climate change, advocating for alternative medicines and therapies.
As Prince of Wales, he was sometimes accused of meddling in political and social issues that he might not be interested in, and believed he was free to speak about matters he felt. considered important to the country.
However, in his address to the nation, he hinted that he would change his behavior now that he was the head of state.
“My life will of course change as I take on my new responsibilities,” he said.
“I will no longer be able to devote much of my time and energy to charities and causes that I care deeply about. But I know this important work will continue in a worthy partnership. trust of others.”
King Charles’ change of approach would be in line with remarks he made in 2018 when he acknowledged being heir to the throne and becoming monarch are two very different roles.
Harry and Meghan
King Charles also sent his love to his son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have lived in California since returning as senior royal in 2020.
The Queen is said to have disappointed after Harry and Meghan didn’t consult her about their decision.
King Charles said in his speech: “I also want to express my love to Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad.”
William and Kate
In one of the key moments of his speech, King Charles said he was “proud” to be assigned his son William His former title was Prince of Wales.
The king added that he has been “very privileged to bear so much in my life and duties”.
Meanwhile, William’s wife Catherine became the first person since Diana to use the title Princess of Wales.
The King said: “With Catherine by our side, our new Prince and Princess of Wales, I know, will continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring those on the sidelines. to the center where important help can be provided.”
The couple’s children are currently Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Wales.
King Charles also said William “now assumes Scottish titles that mean a lot to me”.
“He succeeded me as Duke of Cornwall and assumed the Duchy of Cornwall responsibilities that I had assumed for more than five decades,” he added.
Remembering the Queen
The king paid tribute to his “beloved mother” as an “inspiration and example for me and for all my family”.
“Queen Elizabeth’s was a good life; a promise with fate kept, and she deeply mourns her passing,” he said.
The King continued: “In 1947, on her 21st birthday, she pledged in a broadcast from Cape Town to the Commonwealth to dedicate her life, short or long, to serve his peoples.
“It wasn’t just a promise: it was a deeply personal commitment that defined her entire life. She sacrificed herself for duty.”
King Charles also said his mother’s “devotion and devotion like the Sovereign never gives up” and that “the affection, admiration and respect she inspired became hallmarks of his reign.” grandma”.
He added: “Every member of my family can testify, she combined these qualities with warmth, humor and a tireless ability to always see the best. in humans.”
How does he plan to lead?
King Charles said his faith was “deeply rooted” in the Church of England and that he was “brought up to cherish a sense of duty to others”.
“As the Queen herself has done with that unwavering devotion, I now solemnly pledge myself, for the rest of the time God gives me, to uphold the principles of giving,” he said. law at the heart of our nation.”
“And wherever you may live in Great Britain, or in kingdoms and territories around the world, and whatever your background or beliefs, I will endeavor to serve you with loyalty.” , respect and love, as I’ve had all my life.”