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On Friday, King Charles III addressed the nation for the first time in his new role, expressing feelings of “profound sorrows” following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
In a pre-recorded address, the King expressed his sorrows and spoke highly of the Queen, vowing to take up her mantle of eternal service to the country and commonwealth.
“I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen, my beloved mother, was an inspiration, an example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother for her love, affection, guidance, understanding, and example,” said the King.
“Queen Elizabeth’s was a life well lived. A promise with destiny kept, and she is mourned most deeply in her passing.
“That promise of lifelong service I renew to you all today,” he continued. “Alongside the personal grief that all my family are feeling, we also share with so many of you in the United Kingdom, in all the countries where the Queen was head of state, in the Commonwealth, and across the world, a deep sense of gratitude for the more than 70 years in which my mother as Queen served the people of so many nations.”
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