King Charles Makes His First Christmas Speech After The Death Of Queen Elizabeth
King Charles makes his first Christmas speech. In his first Christmas broadcast as monarch, the late Queen Elizabeth's son, the late King Charles of Britain, received a warm tribute.
The new King thanked the nation for its love and support when the Queen passed away in September in a pre-recorded speech from St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she was laid to rest alongside her husband, Prince Philip.
King Charles makes his first Christmas speech. He says in the speech:
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. We feel their absence at every familiar turn of the season and remember them in each cherished tradition.- King Charles
Throughout his speech, King Charles paid tribute to the Queen's legacy by recalling her belief in the ability of "everlasting light" and her faith in people to make a difference in the lives of others.
King Charles said:
In the much-loved carol ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ we sing of how ‘in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light.’ My mother’s belief in the power of that light was an essential part of her faith in God, but also her faith in people – and it is one which I share with my whole heart. It is a belief in the extraordinary ability of each person to touch, with goodness and compassion, the lives of others, and to shine a light in the world around them. This is the essence of our community and the very foundation of our society.- King Charles
Since the Queen's inaugural Christmas Day broadcast in 1957, Sunday's message will be the nation's first annual Christmas Day broadcast without her.
\Last year, she mentioned "passing the baton" to the next generation in her final Christmas speech.
Speaking of a period of "worry" and "hardship" when people throughout the world confront violence and those at home struggle to pay their bills and "keep their families nourished and warm," King Charles also made a subtle allusion to the turmoil in Ukraineand the cost-of-living crisis.
King Charles Makes First Christmas Speech
The King's speech is part of a royal family tradition that goes back 90 years. It comes just a few days after the Bank of Englandshowed the first photos of the next monarch's face on British banknotes.
King Charles makes his first Christmas speech after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth. In his first Christmas message as king, King Charles III talked about his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and praised the "selfless dedication" of British public servants, many of whom are currently in a pay dispute with the government.