In sending his country’s first Christmas message, King Charles III paid tribute to the charities, community groups and public sector workers who help people “during this time of great uncertainty and hardship.”
He was speaking from St George’s Chapel in Windsor. It is where his mother, Elizabeth II, was buried in the fall, as well as his father, the late Duke of Edinburgh, who died in 2021.
of Death of the Queen in September, His ascension to the throne at the age of 96 caused a sensation around the world, and after 70 years of reign, he brought about a major turning point in the lives of the people. She began the tradition of messaging the nation on television in her 1957, but her grandfather, King George V, sent Rudyard in her Kipling script in 1932 to broadcast the first royal Christmas on the radio. Did.
King Charles said that the chapel he was speaking of was “very close to where my beloved mother, the late Queen, rests with my dear father”, and that Christmas was especially special for “all of us” who passed away. It was an emotional time, he added, darling.
“I remember the touching letters, cards and messages that so many of you have sent my wife and I and cannot thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown to our entire family.”
The monarch said that while his mother had an intrinsic faith in God, she also had a “faith in people” that he fully shared.
Dressed in a blue suit and standing in front of a Christmas tree decorated with plastic-free decorations, the King is a tribute to the dedication of the military and emergency services who work tirelessly to keep the public safe. praised.
“We see it in our medical and social care professionals, our teachers, and everyone in public service. Their skills and dedication are at the heart of our community.” Public Sector Workers.
The King applauded those across the Commonwealth for their readiness to respond to the plight of those suffering from hardship, conflict, famine, natural disasters, or those struggling to pay their living expenses.
“I especially want to pay tribute to the wonderful and kind people who generously donate food, donations, or the most precious commodity of all: their time, to help those around them who are most in need. And with the many charities that do that, they’ve done an extraordinary job in the most difficult circumstances.”
“Our churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and gurdwaras have united again to feed the hungry and to offer love and support throughout the year. It’s the most inspiring expression of loving yourself.”
The King referred to his eldest son, Prince William, in his speech, saying the “Prince and Princess of Wales” had recently made a successful public visit to Wales.
But there was no mention of Prince Harry, his increasingly estranged and recently produced second son from the royal family. important Netflix series about tension.
The late Queen often recorded her Christmas speeches at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, but she also broadcast from other locations, from Sandringham to the Royal Albert Hall.