King Charles Pays Tribute To Queen Elizabeth In First Christmas Speech As Monarch

King Charles delivered his first Christmas speech as monarch on Sunday, three months after the dying of his mom, Queen Elizabeth II.

The king spoke of the late queen in his speech, who died in September.

“I’m 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,” the sovereign stated. “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.”

“Christmas is a particularly poignant time for all of us who have lost loved ones,” he added. “We feel their absence at every familiar turn of the season and remember them in each cherished tradition.”

Earlier within the day, the king and Queen Camilla joined Prince William and Kate Middleton and their three kids ― Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ― and different members of the royal household for the Christmas Day morning service at Sandringham Church.

Princess Charlotte, the Princess of Wales, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince Louis, Prince George, King Charles III and Prince William attend the Christmas Day service at Sandringham Church on Dec. 25.

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It was the primary time that little Louis has made an look along with his mother and father for the event.

Prince Andrew, who’s not a working royal and just lately settled a sexual abuse lawsuit earlier this yr, additionally joined the household.

The king’s speech was recorded at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Fort on Dec. 13 ― simply after the primary three episodes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix docuseries, “Harry & Meghan,” had been launched.

Neither Buckingham nor Kensington Palace responded to the claims made within the collection.

Queen Elizabeth II pictured at her final Christmas broadcast in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle on Dec. 23, 2021, in Windsor, England.
Queen Elizabeth II pictured at her ultimate Christmas broadcast within the White Drawing Room at Windsor Fort on Dec. 23, 2021, in Windsor, England.

The palaces are getting ready for an additional spherical of allegations, because the Duke of Sussex’s memoir, “Spare,” will arrive on Jan. 10, 2023 ― almost three years after Harry and Meghan introduced they had been stepping again as senior working members of the royal household.

The duke stated in a press release in regards to the memoir in July 2021 that he’s writing his e book “not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.”

“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story—the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned—I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think,” Harry stated.

He added that he’s “excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”