King Charles shared an emotional tribute to his “beloved mother” the Queen in his first Christmas speech.
The 74-year-old monarch announced that when he broadcast his holiday message, he was close to where his dear mother and much-beloved father were buried.
The King’s speech also acknowledged that this is a “time of great difficulty” for Britons amid the cost-of-living crisis.
The last 69 speeches were made by the late Queen and it was a historic moment for Charles.
In the broadcast, which aired on screens and radio stations at 3pm on Christmas Day in the UK, the king acknowledged how special this moment was for him.
He said: “I am standing here in this exquisite St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, so close to where my beloved mother, the late Queen, rests with my dear father.
“I am thinking of the deeply touching letters, cards and messages that many of you have sent to me and my wife, and I cannot thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown to our entire family.”
The king continued: “Christmas is a particularly bitter time for all of us who have lost loved ones.
“We feel their absence at every familiar turn of the season and remember them in every cherished tradition.”
The king’s Christmas message was always meant to bring tears after the celebration of his mother’s platinum jubilee and her funeral in September.
On Twitter, many acknowledged the historic moment and said it was “surreal” to see King Charles instead of the Queen.
During his speech, Charles said: “In the beloved song ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, we sing about how ‘in your dark streets shines eternal light.’
“My mother’s faith in the power of this light was an integral part of her faith in God, as well as her faith in people – and I share it with all my heart.”
He continued: “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 looking for ways to pay their bills and feed their families and keep warm – we we see it in the humanity of people in all our countries and the countries of the Commonwealth, who react so easily to the plight of others.
It comes after a day of festive events for the royal family.
On Christmas morning, most of The Firm was photographed on their way to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene as part of their traditional holiday walk.
The family waved to the crowd as they walked to a public church service.
The disgraced Royal Prince Andrew was also present but walked behind the family and looked excluded, according to a body language expert who spoke to reporters. The sun.
It is said that the walk was just the first of many royal family holiday traditions.
According to experts, the group is planning more intimate meetings, food and games prepared this afternoon.
Earlier today, Prince William and Princess Kate shared an adorable Christmas picture of Prince George.
This morning, proud parents took to social media to share the work of a talented nine-year-old boy.
This article originally appeared on The sun and reproduced here with permission
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