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September 23, 2022

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King Charles III makes first address to UK parliament after Queen’s death

Charles told members of the House of Commons and House of Lords that he would follow his late mother Queen Elizabeth II in upholding “the precious principles of constitutional governance” that underpin the UK’s political system.

King Charles III has pledged to follow his late mother’s example of “selfless duty” as he addressed lawmakers from both houses of parliament in London before he is set to fly to Edinburgh to be with the late queen’s coffin as it lies at rest in the Scottish capital.

Hundreds of lawmakers crowded into the 1,000-year-old Westminster Hall on Monday at the Houses of Parliament for the service, rich in pageantry, in which Parliament offered its condolences to the king, and he replied.

A trumpet fanfare greeted the king and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, as they entered the hall, which was packed with hundreds of legislators.

Charles told members of the House of Commons and House of Lords that he would follow his late mother Queen Elizabeth II in upholding “the precious principles of constitutional governance” that underpin the UK’s political system.

He paid tribute to his mother, saying: “As Shakespeare said of the earlier Queen Elizabeth, she was a pattern to all princes living.”

The hall, with its magnificent hammer-beam roof, is the oldest part of the parliamentary complex — a remnant of the medieval Palace of Westminster that once stood on the site.

The ceremony was held in Westminster Hall because monarchs are not allowed inside the House of Commons.  ReadMore

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