King Charles 'expresses his love' for Harry and Meghan in first official speech
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King Charles III officially addressed the nation following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on Friday (9 September), and gave special mention to his son, Prince Harry, and Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle.
Charles kept their mention short and sweet, simply saying: “I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to California back in 2020 and are raising their children, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet ‘Lili’ Mountbatten-Windsor, in the state.
Charles also mentioned his wife, Camilla, son William and William’s wife Kate Middleton.
He said: “This is also a time of change for my family. I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla.
“In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort.
“I know she will bring to the demands of her new role the steadfast devotion to duty on which I have come to rely so much.
“As my Heir, William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant so much to me.
“He succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the responsibilities for the Duchy of Cornwall which I have undertaken for more than five decades.
“Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty.
“With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given.”
Charles was among the first to arrive at the Queen's side in Balmoral on Thursday, 8 September, when news broke that doctors were concerned for the monarch's health.
Today, he returned back to London, accompanied by his wife Camilla, to meet with Prime Minister Liz Truss before making a televised statement to the mourning nation.
The new King started his address by saying: “I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow.
“Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example."