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King Charles III shares heartbreak in first address as nation's monarch after Queen's death
King Charles III has paid tribute to his mother Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in his first address to the nation following her death on Thursday 8 September. Pledging his duty to a life of service as the head of the British monarch in a televised speech, Charles, 73, said: "Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother.” The King paid tribute to his family members, including sons William and Harry and their wives, Kate and Meghan.The King credited his son and heir, William, Prince of Wales adding: “With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given.” He wished to “express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas”.The King ended his address by saying: “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.
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Everything King Charles III has ever said about becoming King
King Charles grew up knowing it was his destiny to be king.It was a responsibility that would only come about on the death of his mother.At the age of three, Charles became heir apparent – the first in line to the throne, facing a lifetime of being groomed to wear the crown.READ MORE: King Charles III will get to decide exactly how long UK mourns Queen Elizabeth His friend, Nicholas Soames, once said: "Being heir to the throne is not an ambition but a duty and one which will befall him on a sad moment later in his life."In his biography, Jonathan Dimbleby wrote: "Prince Charles is far more aware of the prospective burdens of kingship than its pleasures."Charles told him: "If at some stage in the distant future I was to succeed my mama then obviously I would do my best to fulfil that role… Sometimes you daydream the sort of things you might do."He added that there was "an enormous weight of expectation" which could be very difficult to come to terms with but that he had been brought up to feel he had a particular duty to the country."The difficulty is most of the time not feeling that one is worthy of it, inevitably," he said.Dimbleby said Charles had never, despite the problems in his personal life and the intense media coverage, seriously contemplated surrendering his duty.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.In 2013, it was reported that the prince believed becoming king would be akin to "prison", which Clarence House denied.Journalist Catherine Mayer, who was given rare access to Charles, said he was "joylessly" increasing his royal workload as he geared up for his role as king and that he was "impatient to get as much done as possible" beforehand.Ms Mayer
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