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King Charles III pays tribute to his 'darling mama' in first address

BY: BBC
King Charles III pays tribute to his 'darling mama' in first address
King Charles III pays tribute to his 'darling mama' in first address

The new King, Charles III renewed his mother's "lifelong promise of service" to the nation in a televised address from Buckingham Palace Friday evening.

King Charles paid tribute to his late mother the Queen, in an address to the nation, and spoke of his feelings of "profound sorrow".

He said she was "an inspiration" and an example to him and to his family.

He said hers was "a life well lived", adding she is "mourned most deeply in her passing".

'My family owe a heartfelt debt to my mother'

I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow, says the King.

"I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow.

"Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen - my beloved Mother - was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example."

King Charles III delivers speech