Prince Charles Pays Tribute To His Mother In First Statement As New King
Prince Charles’ new role up to this point has no doubt been an exercise in waiting.
Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in his first statement as New King. The 73-Year-Old instantly assumed the throne following Her Majesty’s death at Balmoral Castle. The 96-Year-Old is survived by Charles and her other three children, Andrew, Anne, and Edward.
The Queen also has grandchildren, Prince William, second in line to the throne, and Prince Harry, both from Prince Charles.
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world,” Prince Charles said.
He added in his statement: “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
Her Majesty is one of the world’s most highly-respected heads of state. She was the first daughter of King George VI in 1926 and became the UK’s monarch at just 25 upon her father’s death. Her coronation took place in 1953. She remained on the throne for 70 years, overseeing the reign of 15 Prime Ministers and historical events, including the Suez Canal Scandal, the UK’s miner’s strike, Britain’s entry and exit into European, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officially, Clarence House has confirmed the new King will be known as King Charles III.
This week, Liz Truss had traveled to meet with the Queen at her Balmoral so she could formally request that her new government be formed. As the Queen’s death was announced, the new UK PM, as per Deadline, said: “Today the crown passes, as it has done for more than 1,000 years, to our new monarch, our new head of state His Majesty King Charles III.”
Queen Elizabeth II replaced Queen Victoria as UK’s longest-serving monarch in September 2015 and the 2nd longest-serving monarch worldwide after France’s Louis XIV.
Prince Charles, in many ways, has been the first modern heir to the British throne. He was sent off to school rather than being tutored privately at the palace, and after that, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Cambridge. As per CBS News, Prince Charles’s new role up to this point has primarily been an exercise in waiting.
In early 2022, Queen Elizabeth II had clearly said when Prince Charles did become a king, she desired that Camilla be known as Queen Consort.
However, the man likely to become known as King Charles III has been a demonstration of his usual wry sense of humor and an arguably permissible humblebrag ahead of many in welcoming concepts such as organic farming, nature conservancy, and the need to confront climate change. Prince Charles has continued to be a passionate advocate through his charity work.