The first day as sovereign of Charles III. made headlines in the British media on Saturday, which devoted their opening pages to his lively tribute to his “beloved mother”.
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In her first televised address on Friday, Charles praised Elizabeth II’s “unwavering devotion” to her country during her more than 70-year reign.
This speech was celebrated by the media, which highlighted the moment when Charles said a tearful goodbye to his mother, who died on Thursday at his Balmoral residence in Scotland, aged 96.
The words “To my darling mom, thank you” make up the cover of the Daily Telegraphout Daily Mailout Sun and Daily Star.
the Daily express highlights this quote Charles borrowed from Shakespeare: “Let swarms of angels sing to you until you rest”.
A photo of the thoughtful, collected new monarch as he arrives at Buckingham Palace on Friday afternoon has made the front page of the Guardianout Timesfrom The Independent. “God save the King” titled the Times.
The journals focus on Charles’ commitment to serving his country with “loyalty, respect and love.”
In his editorial, the telegrama Conservative daily, urges Brits to “appreciate” forthcoming ritual events.
“When King Charles III addressed the nation last night, it was with a warm understanding of what his people wanted to hear: fierce love and acute pain for Queen Elizabeth II, an expression of a deep understanding of the ‘immense responsibility that now rests on him of the firm faith that will guide him and of the solemn devotion to the duty incumbent upon him,” we read in this editorial.
“The coming weeks are also a glorious reminder that the country she (Elizabeth II) ruled is as steadfast as she is.”
It is “the vital expression of a constitution that is not written in some dusty sacred text, but that lives, breathes and is shaped every day by those who inhabit its great functions: the palace, the parliament, the people,” he adds Add editorial.
For The Sun tabloid, the speech allayed some fears that Charles would not be able to fill the void left by Elizabeth II’s death.
“Charles gave us every confidence in his moving inaugural address that he will fill this role with wisdom, skill and compassion,” reads his editorial. “Sometimes we feared he was a militant king, a risk to the future of our monarchy. But no more,” the text adds.