The new King Charles III spoke for the first time officially to the British nation this Friday, September 9. The monarch took advantage of this speech to send a tender message to his son Harry and his daughter-in-law Meghan Markle.
He forgot no one. This Friday, September 9, the day after the death of Elizabeth II, the new King Charles III spoke for the first time. And during his speech, the monarch did not fail to mention his two sons: William and Harry. After indicating that it was a “moment of evolution for (his) family”, Charles III indicated that his eldest son, now heir to the throne, became “Duke of Cornwall”, in addition to his title of Duke of Cambridge. He also officially consecrated him “Prince of Wales”. “Today, I am proud to consecrate him Prince of Wales… with Catherine by her side, our new Prince and our new Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations.”thus declared the king of England.
But during this speech, the successor of Elizabeth II also took the opportunity to slip tender words to his other son, Harry, and his son-in-law, Meghan Markle. “I express my love to Harry and Meghan who continue to build their lives overseas.”, he said. Words full of affection that may help to ease the tensions that reign in the royal family.
Prince Harry arrived too late at the bedside of Elizabeth II
This Thursday, September 8, Prince Harry, who was that day with his wife in London, had made the decision to fly to Balmoral Castle in Scotland, in order to go to the bedside of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Unfortunately, the Duke of Sussex is arrived too late because when he reached the place, the death of the sovereign had already been announced for more than an hour. Photographed in the car transporting him from the airport to the castle, he could be seen completely dejected, his eyes dark and his face marked.
For her part, Meghan Markle had chose to stay in London. According to Nicholas Witchell, a royal correspondent for the BBC, she feared not to be”warmly welcomedby other members of the royal family. A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had confirmed earlier today that the couple would travel to Scotland together after learning that the Queen was in poor health.