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King Charles addresses nation after taking throne following Queen’s death

KING Charles tonight opened up about hispersonal griefas he vowed to renew his mother’s promise of alifelong service”.

Le Royal, 73, paid tribute to le sien “beloved mother and pledged his duty to a life of service.

King Charles is addressing the nation

King Charles is addressing the nation
Charles became King after his mother's death

Charles became King after his mother’s death

King Charles III mentionné: “[object Window], Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother.”

The royal said the “affection, admiration and respect” the Queen inspired “became the hallmark of her reign”.

Il ajouta: “Et, as every member of my family can testify, she combined these qualities with warmth, humour and an unerring ability always to see the best in people.”

He pre-recorded the televised speech in the Blue Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace.

It was played on TV as a memorial service to honour the reine started at St Paul’s Cathedral tonight.


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Environ 2,000 members of the public are attending the service, along with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss.

Charles stepped foot on English soil today for the first time as King after flying back from Balmoral.

Il y avait cheers ofGod save the King as he arrived at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

He shook hands with well-wishers as he begun his first day as the nation’s monarch after a 70-year wait for the throne.

One over-eager supporter even gave the King a kiss on the cheek in a breach of protocol.

He then poignantly visited the sea of flowers left for his mum and paused for a moment of silent reflection.

The King then entered Buckingham Palace with Queen Consort [object Window].

The nation has now entered a period of mourning that will be observed from today until seven days after the Queen’s funeral.

A series of 96-round gun salutes commemorating each year of the Queen’s incredible life sounded across the UK at 1pm..

Parliament has been hearing from MPs and peers today in a special session of condolence.

King Charles also held his first audience with Ms Truss this afternoon.

Charles automatically became King after Her Majesty’s passing but the new role will be made official on Saturday.

This will take place at St James’s Palace in London with a public proclamation of the new sovereign read from the Friary Court balcony.

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The pomp and ceremony comes after King Charles led the royals in paying tribute to his beloved mum after she died yesterday..

Il a dit: “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.

King Charles met with Royal supporters earlier today

King Charles met with Royal supporters earlier todayCrédit: Reuters
There were chants of 'God save the King'

There were chants of ‘God save the KingCrédit: AP
Charles also paused to look at floral tributes to his mother while with Queen Camilla

Charles also paused to look at floral tributes to his mother while with Queen CamillaCrédit: EPA
The king appeared to have a moment of silent reflection

The king appeared to have a moment of silent reflectionCrédit: Reuters
Mourners gather at Buckingham Palace today

Mourners gather at Buckingham Palace todayCrédit: Mike Ruane/ Story Picture Agency