On Friday, King Charles III delivered his historic first statement since inheriting to the throne of the United Kingdom. In the speech, he acknowledged his “deep sadness” and paid an impassioned homage to his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II. According to People Magazine the King was quoted “We owe her the most emotional gratitude any family could ever due to their mother for her love, affection, direction, understanding, and example,” he added. “We couldn’t have been the people we are today without her love, affection, guidance, and example.”
The King also said he wanted to convey his affection for Harry and Meghan as they continue to establish their life abroad. This week, Harry and Meghan, who now have made their home in California with their children, have been in the United Kingdom to participate in a number of charitable events and activities. On Thursday, Harry embarked on the journey to Scotland that would take him to be with the rest of his family as they mourned the death of his cherished grandma.
Watch the King mention both Harry and Meghan here:
BREAKING: King Charles III in address to nation from Buckingham Palace: "I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan, as they continue to build their lives overseas."
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— ABC News (@ABC) September 9, 2022
According to a statement made by his spokeswoman, the Duke of Sussex, who is 37 years old, traveled back to Windsor on Friday after spending the night at Balmoral. Together with Markle, he plans to stay in the United Kingdom until his grandmother’s burial.
Markle did not accompany her hubby to Scotland while they vacationed there. The pair had planned to attend the WellChild Awards in London on Thursday, where Harry was set to deliver a speech; however, they decided to postpone their appearance after hearing the news that the Queen’s health was deteriorating early on Thursday morning.
King Charles, who is 73 years old, has recognized the “personal pain that all my family are suffering” in light of the passing of Queen Elizabeth, who was not only a monarch but also a mother and grandmother to his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. “This is a time of change for my family,” continued King Charles in his inaugural address to the kingdom, which he recorded in the Blue Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace.
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The monarch made the announcement on Friday that as his successor, William would take up the titles that Charles had before Elizabeth’s death. These titles include the Duke of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales. The fifth in line to the throne. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Mountbatten Windsor, the children Harry had with his wife Meghan Markle, are now sixth and seventh in line, respectively, to become the next king or queen.
A pitch perfect address to the nation by King Charles III.
Vowed to move on from the issues he cares so deeply (translation: no more politics).
Endorsed Wills and Kate as the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Expressed his love to Harry and Meghan, even though they plan to trash him.
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) September 9, 2022
Some people are not too thrilled Charles has ascended to the throne but out of respect for the throne, they are putting their feelings aside and standing by the new King. Political leaders all over the world including Trump have already recognized Charles as the new King and have wished him well in his new journey.