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Vladimir Putin sends congratulations to King Charles following accession to the throne

Vladimir Putin sends congratulations to King Charles following accession to the throne

After King Charles was formally proclaimed King, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the new monarch his congratulations

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated King Charles III on his accession to the throne, following his formal proclamation earlier today.

Charles was officially proclaimed King by the Accession Council this morning (10 September), before holding his first meeting with the Privy Council to sign the official declaration. 

After the ceremony, Russia's leader Vladimir Putin congratulated King Charles in a letter – a copy of which was shared on Twitter by the Russian Embassy in London. 

“Please accept my sincere congratulations on your accession to the throne,” Putin wrote. 

“I wish Your Majesty success, good health and all the best." 

Putin had also reached out to Charles upon hearing of Queen Elizabeth’s death, offering up his ‘deepest condolences’ while also wishing ‘courage and perseverance’ as the new monarch mourned his mother. 

Putin’s message read: "Your Majesty, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. 

"The most important events in the recent history of the United Kingdom are inextricably linked with the name of Her Majesty.  

"For many decades, Elizabeth II rightfully enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage. 

"I wish you courage and perseverance in the face of this heavy, irreparable loss. I ask you to convey the words of sincere sympathy and support to the members of the royal family and all the people of Great Britain."

Charles made his first speech as King yesterday, having used the occasion to thank his family.

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

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

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

The King signed off his heartfelt speech with one final tribute to his mother, the late Queen, adding: "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."

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Topics: UK News, Vladimir Putin, Royal Family