A first in practice. Dressed in a blue suit, Charles III of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where his mother Elizabeth II and father Prince Philip are buried, his first Christmas address to the British people. For his first message, the new king first wanted to pay tribute to the sovereign who died on September 8. ” I cannot thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown our entire family. “, he said, emphasizing how emotional Christmas is for” everyone who has lost loved ones “.
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But during this ten-minute speech on the BBC, the new king of Great Britain has focused in particular on the economic crisis that has affected the country for several months. ” I especially want to pay tribute to all the wonderfully kind people who so generously “give” food », « money “, or their “time” if ” costly “during these times” great worries and trials “.
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The king cited those facing war, hunger or natural disasters as well as those “ here looking for ways to pay their bills or feed and warm their families as inflation approaches 11% in the UK. ” Such heartfelt solidarity is the most inspiring expression of loving your neighbor as yourself. “, he emphasized.
” No matter what your faith is or what you don’t have, it is in this life-giving light and with the true humility that lies in the service of others that I believe we can find hope for the future. “, he added, wishing for a” Christmas with peace, happiness and eternal light “.