King Charles III gave his first public speech after taking the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The king’s recorded television speech on Friday—his first public remarks since the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II—appeared to hit all the right buttons for all the right reasons.
The new monarch’s grief was evident as he swallowed hard and steeled himself to pose for pictures after he wrapped up filming his first address.
King Charles III gave his first speech on Friday, in which he paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday.
On the first full day of his reign, King Charles III demonstrated his seriousness in dedicating the rest of his life to public service.
Britain's new monarch, King Charles III, addressed the nation Friday after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The new King also used his first speech to formally name his son William the Prince of Wales.
His remarks capped a solemn day of remembrance after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The country now enters a mourning period that continues until after her funeral.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away this week at the age of 96. All the latest news and information as King Charles III ascends to the throne.