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King Charles III expresses his love for Harry and Meghan in first speech as King

Joe Harker

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King Charles III expresses his love for Harry and Meghan in first speech as King

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Simon Serdar / Alamy Stock Photo

King Charles III has addressed the UK for the first time as the nation's new monarch and he made sure to mention his 'love' for Harry and Meghan in his speech.

Speaking at Buckingham Palace, he reserved a particular portion of his speech to address his family and children.

The new King said he could 'count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla' and spoke of his pride at eldest son and new heir to the throne Prince William becoming Prince of Wales.

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There were also words of love for second son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who have been living abroad in the US.

He said: "I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas."

Harry travelled up to Balmoral after news of the Queen's condition to be by her side with the rest of the Royal Family, he and Meghan had been in Germany to mark the one year countdown to the 2023 Invictus Games.

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King Charles III said he wanted to 'express my love for Harry and Meghan' during his address to the nation. Credit: BBC
King Charles III said he wanted to 'express my love for Harry and Meghan' during his address to the nation. Credit: BBC

When they returned to the UK, Meghan stayed in London, as did Prince William's wife Kate Middleton, while Harry journeyed to Scotland.

Now that Charles has become King, Prince Harry is fifth in the line of succession and his children with Meghan, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, are right behind him in the sixth and seventh spots.

The new King's words did note that Harry and Meghan would 'build their lives overseas', an acknowledgement that the couple now live across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Harry and Meghan's lives in the UK became strained, and Meghan recently claimed the British media called her children 'the n-word'.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were sent a message of love in King Charles III's first address as monarch. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were sent a message of love in King Charles III's first address as monarch. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

In other parts of his speech the new King paid tribute the massive crowds of mourners and well wishers who had turned out to pay their respects to the late Queen.

The new King said he wanted to give 'the most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your condolences and support' and that the outpouring of love meant 'more to me than I can ever possibly express'.

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King Charles III signed off his heartfelt speech with one final tribute to his mother, the late Queen.

He said: "And to my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you.

"Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years. May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest."

Topics: News, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Royal Family, UK News, The Queen

Joe Harker
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