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Watch Live: King Charles III delivers address as U.K. mourns queen

King Charles IIIdelivered his first address as king to the British people on Friday following death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. For some Britons, the queen was the only real monarch they ever knew, and her passing marked the finish of a time that spanned seven decades.

“I talk with you today with feelings of profound sorrow,” King Charles said in his address.

Charles returned to London earlier Friday after spending the night time at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where in fact the queen died. In his address to the country, which aired throughout a televised service of remembrance at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, he noted his mother’s dedication to her country.

“That promise of lifelong service I renew for you all today,” Charles said.

King Charles III delivers an address on Sept. 9, 2022, 1 day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. CBS News

In the administrative centre, throngs of individuals greeted the brand new king and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, because they made their way into Buckingham Palace, where Charles’ speech will be recorded.

His ascension to the throne comes days after new Prime Minister Liz Truss was selected to lead the federal government in the wake of Boris Johnson‘s resignation. Truss traveled to Balmoral to meet up with Queen Elizabeth on Monday a gathering that might be the queen’s last official engagement.

The royal transition happens at the same time when Britain is facing economic challenges. With Russia’s war in Ukraine causing an energy crisis, Truss announced an initiative Thursday to cap heating and electricity charges for the next 2 yrs.

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