King Charles Vows Lifelong Service at First National Address

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  • Prince Charles III thanks mother at first national address.
  • Charles will be officially sworn in as the King on Saturday.
  • Queen Elizabeth III breathed her last 96 years on Thursday afternoon.

London: “I will no longer have time to serve for charity said- UKs proclaimed King Charles in his first address after succeeding his mother Queen Elizabeth II, remembering her as ‘an inspiration and example to me and to all my family’.

“Her Majesty The Queen, my beloved Mother… we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother,” he said. Hers was “a life well-lived” and “a promise with destiny kept” he said.

Prayer services were underway as the prince paid tribute to his mother and longest serving monarch of Britain.

Prince Charles III will officially be proclaimed the King of Britain tomorrow, on Saturday. Prince Charles had travelled to Scotland to be by the Queen’s side yesterday and is now making his way back to London to take over the formal responsibility. Charles III, said Thursday that queen Elizabeth II was a “cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother” who would be missed around the world.

Here is the full statement issued by Buckingham Palace after Charles, 73, ascended the throne following his mother’s 70-year reign: “The death of my beloved mother, her majesty the queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the queen was so widely held.”

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