PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle were not mentioned in King Charles’ first Christmas speech to the nation.
The King acknowledged now is a “time of great hardship” amid the cost-of-living crisis, そして “paid tribute” to the charitable people around the world.
It was then that he mentioned ウィリアム王子.
The King said: “Such heartfelt solidarity is the most inspiring expression of loving our neighbour as ourself.
The last 69 Christmas speeches have been made by the late Queen, and this was a historic moment for Charles.
In the broadcast, the King anckowlegded how special a moment was for him.
彼は言った: “I am standing here in this exquisite Chapel of St. George at Windsor Castle, so close to where my beloved mother, The late Queen, is laid to rest with my dear father.
“I am reminded of the deeply touching letters, cards and messages which so many of you have sent my wife and myself and I cannot thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown our whole family.”
The King continued: “クリスマス is a particularly poignant time for all of us who have lost loved ones.
“We feel their absence at every familiar turn of the season and
remember them in each cherished tradition.”
He continued talking to his mother, そして “her belief in the power of that light”.
The King said it was an essential part of the Queen’s faith in people, 彼は続けた: “And it is one which I share with my whole heart.”
彼は続けた: “And at this time of great anxiety and hardship – be it for those around the world facing conflict, famine or natural disaster, or for those at home finding ways to pay their bills and keep their families fed and warm – we see it in the humanity of people throughout our nations and the Commonwealth who so readily respond to the plight of others.”
It comes after a day of festive activities for the 王室.
This morning much of The Firm was snapped making their way into St Mary Magdalene Church, as part of their traditional Christmas walk.
The family waved to crowds as they made their way to their public church service.
The walk was said to be only the first of many festive traditions for the Royal Family.
The group are planning more intimate gatherings, 食物, and games, prepared this afternoon, 専門家によると.
今日の初め, Prince William and Princess Kate shared an adorable Christmas painting by Prince George.
The proud parents took to social media to share the talented nine-year-old’s work this morning.