Wet eyes at King Charles' first TV speech after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II


Writed by - Andy Gocker
  Charles gets teary-eyed during his first TV speech.
Charles gets teary-eyed during his first TV speech. © REUTERS

How difficult it was for him to say goodbye to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II († 96), falls, has Prinz Charles (73) in a statement shortly after the sad news broke . But now wet eyes show in his speech what the new king is really feeling and what is going on in the man who has just lost his mother. 'Thank you for your love,' Charles said in his first address as king from Buckingham Palace. As 'Prince of Wales' he now takes over the throne from his 'Mummy'.

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  Wet eyes at King Charles' first TV speech!

Charles gets emotional

Charles said he knew that his mother's death caused great sorrow in his country and around the world and shared it. 'Affection, admiration and respect' had become the 'trademark' of her reign. Any member of his family could testify that the Queen combined this with 'warmth, humor and an unerring ability to see the best in people,' said the monarch, who had a picture of the Queen by his side throughout the speech.

At the end of his speech, Charles became very emotional, bringing tears to his eyes, as he said: 'To my beloved mum, as she embarks on her final great journey to meet my dear late dad, I just want to say this: Thank you. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently over the years. May 'Swarms of angels sing to your rest'.”

Charles also promised that he would put his life at the service of the people.

Forgiving to Prince Harry and Meghan

In his first speech to the nation as the new monarch, the new British king spoke forgivingly about his younger son Harry (37) and his wife Meghan (41). 'I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build lives overseas,' said the 73-year-old.

Harry and Meghan had broken away from the inner circle of the royal family more than two years ago and now live with their children Archie (3) and Lilibet (1) in the US state of California. Harry had fallen out with his father Charles and his older brother William.

King Charles III has plenty of time to mourn. Not

Charles and his wife Camilla (75) left Balmoral Castle in the direction of Aberdeen in the morning after the death of the Queen. From the city in Scotland, the new royal couple flew straight back to London. The royal agenda awaits the king there immediately . He is meeting with Liz Truss (47), the country's Prime Minister. In the evening he is supposed to give his first speech to the people – on live TV.

He will appear in front of the cameras at 7pm German time (6pm UK time). This speech is likely to be the hardest of his life. Because in the evening he will pay tribute to his mother's work in front of the TV cameras, honor her and emphasize the special importance of the Queen. In addition, he will promise his service as the new king.

You can follow all developments regarding the death of Queen Elizabeth here in the live ticker

What happens next for the new king after the death of Queen Elizabeth II?

After the death of his mother, one of the first acts as the new king was to set the royal mourning period . A statement said: 'Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, it is His Majesty the King's wish that a period of royal mourning be observed from now until seven days after the Queen's funeral.'

On the first day (September 9) after the Queen's death (September 8), church bells are rung across the country. A memorial service for the monarch will also be held at London's famous St. Paul's Cathedral. 96 cannon shots, for each year of the Queen's life, are fired in her honor in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London. The Proclamation to King Charles III. is then carried out on the second day (September 10) after the death. (in/rla)

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