King Charles III sends his first Christmas cards as a monarch with a photo taken a few days before he took the throne.
Painting of the sovereign, 74, and Queen consort Camilla was taken by a photographer at the Braemar Games in Scotland. Samir Hussein September 3rd. Charles is in the spotlight, dressed in a tweed jacket and waistcoat with a red, green and gold striped tie. Camille, 75, smiles at him in a green coat with red plaid lapels.
The photo was taken close-up so the recipients can’t enjoy the monarch’s green plaid kilt, which he paired with red knee-high socks and black shoes.
“Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” reads the holiday card.
A fun Scottish walk they attended with Princess Anna as well as Sir Timothy Lawrencehappened just five days before Charles became king. He ascended immediately when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on September 8th. She was 96 years old.
“I pay tribute to the memory of my Mother and honor her service. I know that her d*ath brings great sadness to so many of you, and I share this sense of immense loss with all of you,” Charles said in his first speech as sovereign on September 9.
He continued: “Like the Queen herself with such unwavering devotion, I also solemnly swear, for the remainder of the time God grants me, to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our nation. And wherever you live in the United Kingdom or in kingdoms and territories around the world, and whatever your background or beliefs, I will try to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life.
One of Charles’s first acts as king was to declare the day of his late mother’s funeral, 19 September, a public holiday in the UK. The king was only 3 years old when his mother became queen in British history. 25 years old in June 1953.
Although he immediately succeeded her, Charles’ official coronation will not take place until May 6, 2023. The ceremony will “reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future, while drawing on long tradition and spectacle,” Buckingham Palace said. press release when the date was announced.
Preparations for the historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London are already in full swing. St Edward’s Crown was removed from the Tower of London, where it was placed on public display so that it could be adjusted as needed for the coronation.
Buckingham Palace announced that the crown is on its way via Instagram in December 2022. “Traditionally, the king will be crowned with the crown of St Edward during the coronation service at Westminster Abbey. The king will also wear the imperial crown during the service,” the palace said.
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