King Charles III promises “life-long service” to the UK in first address following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Following the passion of his mother, and the Queen of England, King Charles III addresses the nation for the first time as its new monarch. Queen Elizabeth II was 96 years old and had served as the Queen for 70 years, the longest reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom. The Queen had been a hallmark of British society for generations, leading to immense mourning for her passing across the commonwealth of countries.
“That promise of lifelong service, I renew to all today. Alongside the personal grief that all my family are feeling, we also share with so many of you in the United Kingdom. In all the countries where the queen was Head of State in the Commonwealth and across the world, a deep sense of gratitude for the more than 70 years in which my mother has Queen served the people of so many nations.”