King Charles invokes late Queen and faith in humanity in Christmas message

LONDON: King of Great Britain Charles invoked his late mother, queen elizabethin her first Christmas message to the nation as monarch and spoke of her faith in humanity at a time of “great anxiety and difficulty”.
Charles said he shares “with all his heart” his mother’s faith in God and people. He was talking about St George’s Chapel, the late Queen’s final resting place and from where Elizabeth delivered a Christmas message in 1999.
“It’s a belief in the extraordinary ability of each person to touch, with kindness and compassion, the lives of others and to shine a light in the world around them,” Charles said.
“And in this time of great anxiety and hardship – whether for those around the world facing conflict, famine or natural disaster, or for those at home finding ways to pay their bills and to feed and warm their families – we see it in the humanity of people.”
The King’s Speech capped another chaotic year for Britain after years dominated by coronavirus and Brexit.
In 2022, the nation had three prime ministers in two months and is now facing an economic recession and cost of living crisis that has forced many to turn to food banks and charities for relief. ugly.
Charles III, who came to the throne when his mother’s death ended her record 70-year reign in September, paid tribute to these charities on his show, which included images of food bank staff, as well as hospital staff and first aiders. .
The 74-year-old monarch, who also holds the title ‘defender of the faith’ in his role as supreme governor of the Church of England, explained how ‘our churches, synagogues, mosquestemples and gurdwaras” had united to feed the hungry.
The king, who often courted controversy as a prince for expressing strong opinions on a variety of issues including the environment, has previously said that as a monarch he would scale back such public campaigns.
His Sunday message, delivered standing with a Christmas tree in the background, is the latest in a tradition of royal seasonal messages dating back to 1932, when George V gave a radio address.
‘Community spirit’
Charles noted in his speech how his son, William, the heir to the throne, and William’s wife, katehad recently traveled to Wales, “highlighting” examples of community spirit.
But he made no mention of William’s brother, Harry, or his wife, Meghan, who took part in a documentary this month in which the couple portrayed the royal family as a deaf institution indifferent to their well-being. to be mental. Harry and Megane also shared how they stepped back from their royal roles in 2020 after a slew of negative media coverage.
Charles, William and other senior royals visited a church in Sandringam, eastern England, where the family traditionally spends the festive period on Sunday.
Also in attendance was the king’s disgraced brother Prince Andrew, who was stripped of most of his royal titles due to his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and a related sexual assault allegation and trial that resulted.
He settled the lawsuit in February without admitting any liability. The settlement included an undisclosed payment.
British newspapers reported this week that Andrew, who has not been charged with any criminal offense and has denied any wrongdoing, has been expelled from Buckingham Palace and will no longer be allowed to have an office there.

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