The new monarch of Britain, King Charles III, addressed the nation for the first time on Friday, a day after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II passed away.
His pre-recorded statement in the Blue Drawing Room in Buckingham Palace was broadcast on UK television. He stated that the Queen, his beloved mother, was an inspiration and an example to the whole family. He promised lifelong service just like his mother.
Queen Elizabeth on her 21st birthday in 1947 had pledged in a broadcast from Cape Town to devote her life to the service of her people and she did that for a period of 70 years. Her dedication and devotion never wavered even in times of sadness and loss.
King Charles III said that he counts on the help of his wife Camilla who has now become Queen Consort as he takes up new responsibilities.