King Charles III Addressed the Nation for First Time

King Charles III Addressed the Nation for First Time

Felix Yim 09/09/2022
King Charles III Speaks to the Nation for First Time

King Charles III addressed the nation from Buckingham Palace after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

He and Camilla, the Queen Consort, earlier greeted crowds outside the palace. 

Liz Truss, who was appointed by the late Queen on Tuesday, spent approximately half an hour with King Charles III.

People have been leaving flowers and tributes to the Queen, while ceremonial gun salutes have rung out around the UK.

This afternoon, the new King held his first audience with PM Liz Truss.

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral Castle on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96. She steered the monarchy through turbulent times, as Britain’s Empire ended and its place in the world fundamentally changed.

Gun salutes rang out across the country on Friday afternoon, with 96 rounds fired to mark the Queen’s life.

The Queen had reigned for nearly seven decades, overseeing huge political and cultural changes in the national life.

At Windsor Castle's Cambridge Gate, which leads onto the Long Walk, crowds have been visiting in their thousands.

Charles will officially be proclaimed King on Saturday. 

Flags will return to full mast for 24 hours from 13:00 BST to mark the occasion before returning to half mast. 

The King was met with chants of “God Save the King” as he shook hands with and chatted with mourners, with Camilla walking close behind a grieving Charles.

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Felix Yim

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Felix is the founder of Society of Speed, an automotive journal covering the unique lifestyle of supercar owners. Alongside automotive journalism, Felix recently graduated from university with a finance degree and enjoys helping students and other young founders grow their projects. 


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