King Charles III highlights mother’s legacy in first speech as sovereign

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On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II passed away surrounded by family at Balmoral in Scotland. She was ninety-six years old.Two days later, her son was proclaimed King Charles III at the Accession Council held at St James’s Palace. In attendance were members of the royal family, British politicians past and present, and others invited to witness the historic event.”My lords, ladies, and gentlemen,” King Charles III began, “it is my most sorrowful duty to announce to you the death of my beloved mother the Queen. I know how deeply you, the entire nation, and I think I may say the whole world, sympathize with me in the irreparable loss we’ve all suffered.””It is the greatest consolation to me, to know of the sympathy expressed by so many to my sister and brothers and that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to our whole family in our loss.”Charles went on to highlight the legacy of his …

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