The king Charles IIIpaid tribute to his late mother, Isabel IIon the occasion of the first year of his death, which is this Friday.
In a recording released this Thursday by the Buckingham Palace, Charles III expressed appreciation for the late queen’s long life and loyal service,
“As we mark the first anniversary of the death of His late majesty and of my accession (to the throne), we remember with great affection her long life, her loyal service and all that she meant to so many of us,” the king said from the Scottish castle of balmoralthe place where Isabel II He died on September 8, 2022.
At the same time, he was “deeply grateful for the love and support that has been shown to my wife (Camila) and me during this year, while we do our best to serve everyone.”
As King Charles and his wife Camilla will commemorate in private, the Crown Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton will visit Wales, where they will participate in a private religious ceremony in the St David’s Cathedral.
Isabel IIthe longest-lived sovereign of the United Kingdompassed away at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, his summer retreat in Scotland, prompting 10 days of national mourning and condolences around the world for his 70-year reign.
Charles III, who ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and 14 other countries, does not plan to attend any ceremonies or hold private family gatherings on this “Ascension Day” and spend the day in silence at the Scottish royal residence.
However, as usual on these occasions, artillery salvoes will be fired at the Tower of London.
The first Minister, Rishi Sunak, expressed that the thoughts of the nation are with Carlos and his family in this “solemn anniversary”.
The discretion with which Carlos has approached the day follows the tradition of Isabel, who did not see her accession to the throne as a reason for celebration due to the unexpected death of her father, George VI.
Sunak affirmed that the bond between the country and the monarch is sacred and highlighted the remarkable legacy of service and bond that continues under the reign of Carlos III, while the country still mourns the loss of the late majesty, Isabel II.
The death of Elizabeth II it marked the end of an era for the UK. During his seven decades on the throne, he became an emblematic figure in the country and on the world stage. He worked until his last day, appointing Liz Truss as his fifteenth First minister just two days before his death.
The first year of the reign of Charles III it was marked by his coronation, which was the biggest event of its kind in generations in the UK. Although polls indicate that most Britons view his reign so far favorably, the younger generation seems less enthusiastic.
Besides, Charles III He still faces challenges within his family, such as differences with his youngest son, Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan, as well as the question of what to do about his younger brother, Prince Andrew, who was forced to abandon his royal duties due to his relationship with the sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein.
(With information from EFE and Reuters)