Charles III: he pays a moving tribute to the Queen during his 1st Christmas speech

Published on December 25, 2022 at 5:46 p.m.

Charles III: he pays a moving tribute to the Queen during his 1st Christmas speech

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On December 25, for the very first time, King Charles III delivered his Christmas speech.

It was a particularly expected moment in this holiday season. On December 25, the King Charles III gave his very first Christmas speech. A habit taken by Queen Elizabeth II and which is very close to the heart of the British. It was in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle that the King decided to deliver this speech, a highly symbolic place. The Queen used to deliver the speech from her office, surrounded by photos of the Royal Family.

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A moving speech

As had been mentioned, the King Charles III began his address paying tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth, who died last September: “I find myself here, in this beautiful St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, so close to where my beloved mother, the late Queen , rest with my dear father. »

Following his speech, the King thanked everyone who took the time to support him and pay tribute to the Queen on her passing. He also recalled the memory of all the people who are no longer there: “I remember the deeply touching letters, cards and messages that so many of you sent to me and my wife, and I I can thank you too much for the love and sympathy you have shown to our entire family. Christmas is a particularly poignant time for all of us who have lost loved ones. We feel their absence and remember them in every tradition we cherish. »

During this speech, the king also mentioned the different populations who have to suffer war or famine and who need help more than ever. He finally did no message sent to Prince Harry.