King Charles III addresses a nation in mourning

King Charles III addresses a nation in mourning

On his first full day of duties, Britain’s new king met the country’s prime minister and delivered a speech paying tribute to his late mother and his family.

LONDON: King Charles III addressed the nation Friday as it mourned the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. He also met with the United Kingdom’s prime minister, Liz Truss, who is new to the job after being appointed earlier this week.

He was greeted by cheering crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace as he arrived from Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Some sang “God save the King.”

In his speech, Charles paid homage to his “darling mama” and gave a nod to his own children, 

announcing that Prince William would take on his former title as the Prince of Wales and saying he wanted “to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”

As Britain begins a 10-day mourning period, the country and the world are paying tribute to the queen.


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