King Charles III made his first address in British Parliament as Britain’s King on Monday. After taking over the Throne due to the demise of the Queen on Thursday, King addressed Parliament.
The new Monarch of Britain gave his inaugural address in from of parliamentary members. The king addressed members of the elected lower House of Commons, and the upper chamber House of Lords, packed into Westminster Hall.
The old Parliament will host the coffin of Late Monarch Elizabeth II from Wednesday evening for four days of lying until the official funeral of the Queen on Monday.
King Charles III stated, “I cannot help but feel the importance of history which encircles us and reminds us of the crucial parliamentary practices to which members of both houses dedicate yourselves.”
In addition, the new Monarch said, “Parliament is the living and breathing instrument of our democracy,” he added, noting the queen had set “an example of selfless duty which, with God’s help and your counsels, I am resolved faithfully to follow.”
King Charles will travel to Scotland and will be joining a procession to attend the queen’s coffin along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral before a holy service and vigil later Monday.
King Charles III on Friday announced the new titles of Prince William and Kate as Prince and Princess of Wales. King also expressed his love for his younger son and Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan, who are building their new lives overseas.
On Saturday, King Charles III became the new Monarch of the world and officially and publically announced the Sovereign of the UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at a Constitutional ceremony.
During the Constitutional ceremony on Saturday, almost 700 members of the Accession Council, the oldest functioning part of the UK’S government. They were called to convene at St James’s Palace in London.