- King Charles III spoke to the British people and the rest of the world in his first address promising to serve diligently in the remaining years God will grant him
- He paid glowing tribute to his late mother Queen Elizabeth II who passed away on Thursday for her devoted service, among others
- Being the first born of his mother, he ascended the throne following her death on Thursday, September 8, 2022
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King Charles III delivered his first address to the British public and the world on Friday, September 9, 2022, beginning with a tribute to his late mother, Queen Elizabeth.
He praised his mother for making sacrifices for duty, dedication and devotion.
"In her life of service, we saw that abiding love of tradition together with that fearless embrace of progress which makes us great as nations," the King said.
He promised that as his mother did with devotion, he too would uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of the United Kingdom.
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"And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavor to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life," he added.
He ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday, September 8, 2022, becoming the oldest person to be crowned a British monarch.
4 Cool Facts about King Charles III, the Oldest Person to Assume the British Throne
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, Charles Philip Arthur George now addressed as King Charles III is the new monarch of Britain.
King Charles III, formerly Prince of Wales, ascended the prominent throne by virtue of being the eldest child of the late queen.
YEN.com.gh highlights some interesting facts about the 73-year-old monarch you may not know about.
Born in Buckingham Palace, King Charles III is the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Like his father, Prince Phillip, he attended Cheam and Gordonstoun schools and furthered his studies at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
Nairametrics reports that he became the Prince of Wales in 1969 after a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth.
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