October 3, 2022
King Charles “feels the weight of history” in first speech to UK parliament

King Charles “feels the weight of history” in first speech to UK parliament

King Charles III participates in the presentation of the Addresses to both Houses of Parliament.


King Charles III addressed Parliament for the first time as Britain’s monarch on Monday, during which he followed the example of selfless duty set by his “dear late mother” Queen Elizabeth II in upholding the “priceless principles of constitutional governance”. resolved to do.

In response to condolences given by the House of Commons and Lords at Westminster Hall in London, the monarch reflected on the “weight of history” as she turned to the many symbols of her mother’s reign around the historic Westminster Hall within the Houses of Parliament complex. had indicated. And a tribute to the Queen was quoted from William Shakespeare, who died in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96.

“At a very young age, Her Late Her Majesty committed herself to serve her country and her people, and to uphold the priceless principles of constitutional government,” Charles said.

“He observed this fast with incomparable devotion. He set an example of selfless duty, which I am determined to follow faithfully, with God and your advice,” he said.

Quoting Shakespeare, he said: “As Shakespeare said of the earlier Queen Elizabeth, she was a pattern to all the princes who lived.” Setting the tone for his relationship with parliamentarians and peers, Charles described Parliament as “the living and breathing instrument of our democracy” and highlighted the “solid relationship I have with my dear late mother”, including the great bell of Big Ben. Dala – “One of the most powerful symbols of our country around the world and located within the Elizabeth Tower which is also named after my mother’s Diamond Jubilee”.

About 900 members of parliament and companions gathered for this phase of the constitutional rite of state mourning, as they pledged allegiance to the new sovereign. The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, read out the condolence message, which was then handed over to the new monarch.

Hoyle said, “As deep as our sorrow is, we know that your sorrow is… Nothing we can say in praise of your late Queen, your mother, which you do not already know.” “

At the end of the mourning ceremony, the 73-year-old monarch left for Edinburgh with Queen Consort Camilla to lead the royal procession behind the Queen’s coffin as it travels from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral. Scottish capital. After a special service to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the coffin will rest in the cathedral for 24 hours so that members of the public can pay their respects.

King Charles III will have an audience with Scottish First Nicola Sturgeon and attend the Scottish Parliament to receive a condolence motion. On Monday evening, the monarch will hold a vigil with other members of the royal family at St Giles’ Cathedral, where the coffin will be draped in the Royal Standard flag and the crown of Scotland will be placed on top.

“I am deeply aware of this great legacy and the duties of sovereignty and the enormous responsibilities that I now have,” Charles said in his proclamation when he was proclaimed king over the weekend.

“In carrying out these responsibilities, I will endeavor to follow the inspiring example of maintaining constitutional government and seeking peace, harmony and prosperity for the people of these islands and Commonwealth territories and territories.” They said.

King is scheduled for a customary tour of all parts of the United Kingdom, with Northern Ireland following his schedule, followed by Wales later in the week.

Meanwhile, the Queen’s coffin will travel from Scotland to England by air on Tuesday, when the Queen’s daughter – Princess Anne – will accompany it to the Bow Room at the monarch’s London residence at Buckingham Palace. On Wednesday, the coffin will be carried in procession to the Palace of Westminster for the lay-in-state at Westminster Hall in London until the day of the funeral on 19 September.

Buckingham Palace has issued a detailed advisory to members of the public who are planning to queue to be able to pay their respects during this phase of mourning. The closed coffin would rest on a raised platform known as a Catafalque, and people would be able to pass through the Catafalque. Large crowds are expected, with warnings of long queues and delays in public transport and restrictions on photography.

Visitors will go through “airport-style security” and there are strict restrictions on what you can take, with only a small bag allowed. With thousands expected to vote, people are warned that they may have to queue overnight with little opportunity to sit as the queue continues.

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