Charles III made the traditional Christmas speech for the first time.
The eldest son of Elizabeth II praised the work of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Charles III never mentioned Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
A real first… For 70 years, Elizabeth II was in charge of the traditional Christmas speech. Following his death, Thursday September 8, 2022, Charles III had to take over. With emotion, he said: “I stand in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where my beloved mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II rests, with my father. I remember the deeply touching letters, cards and messages that so many of you have sent to my wife and I. I cannot thank you enough for your love and sympathy for me and my entire family.”
Charles III later said that Christmas was a “very hard time to face for those who have lost loved ones”, before adding: “Their absence is felt at every moment.” During his speech, the new king of England did not fail to recall the visits made by his eldest son, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, during numerous charitable events, at the bedside of the most destitute. For this, the latter notably broadcast images of their various official visits made this year. However, he never mentioned Meghan Markle and her youngest son Prince Harry, with whom he has had a complicated relationship since moving to the United States.
Charles III hailed those who work tirelessly for his country
During his speech, the eldest son of Elizabeth II said: “It is a belief in the extraordinary capacity of each person to touch with kindness and compassion the lives of others, and to shine a light in the world. that surrounds it. It is the essence of our community, and the very foundation of our society. We see it in the selfless dedication of our armed forces and emergency services, who work tirelessly to keep us safe. We see it in our health and social care professionals, our teachers and all those who work in public service, whose skills and commitment are at the heart of our communities.” In conclusion, Charles III added: “Whatever your faith, or whether you have none, it is in this life-giving light and with the true humility that lies in service to others that I believe we we can find hope for the future.”
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