King Charles III gives first address to nation after Queen Elizabeth's death | full video
Drive-by and that was really important it seemed like you spent a lot of time meeting up with all these people many have been waiting overnight to maybe stay there and give them their respect and condolences and this To offer condolences without knowing it would make such a visit, you know, I know this is something that's been in the works for quite some time, but I have a feeling inside that always wonders what's going on behind the scenes , because as much as he prepared himself to be in this position for his whole life, there is also a private side of him that i imagine that mourns the loss of his mother, that's right, and that was actually always a very difficult balance for the family 25 years ago when princess diana died the
nation er was furious with the royal family and the
queen in particular for not going public immediately afterwards and she w know that you show some kind of emotion and connect with the grief of the
nation and that was because she never expected that and she always felt that emotions should be kept private and so the royal family had to turn and learning to modernize in this particular way and talk about modernization as we just saw there these pictures of now
charles iii with
queen consort uh camilla which we don't have time to go into at the moment but that was obviously a very different chapter in the history of the british monarchy amanda foreman thanks for your time we appreciate it here it is now a cbs news special this is a cbs news special i'm nora o'donnell here in london in front of buc
kingham palace in a few moments britain's
charles iii we speak to the british people and the world for the
first time as
king he became earlier today in the blue drawing room here recorded at Buc
kingham Palace and the people you can see outside are mourning the loss of the only monarch most of them have ever known and although at 96 years old that moment was inevitable many here are still in shock because it is difficult is to imagine the country without them.
She has been dependable, steadfast and committed to Britain under a new
king in his speech today
charles will honor the
queen his mother and confess his duty as the new monarch we did indeed have
charles and camilla the new
queens concert a few hours ago here at buc
kingham palace seen to save god Imagine the
king, for the
first time in more than 70 years and you can hear it, the new
king shook hands with some of the thousands of people outside mourning the
Elizabeth. There was even a moment when a woman hugged him for a kiss Churches and public buildings across the UK rang their bells at noon local time, followed an hour later here in London by a shot of 96 shots, one round for each year of the life of the
charles I have just met Britain's new Prime Minister, Liz Trust, who was appointed by the
Queen just three days ago.
In light of the grief I want to bring in CBS News Royal Contributor Julian Payne He joins me here in London and he was the former director of communications to the prince of wales now
charles iii which is quite a heady moment to even say that it's not, i'm sure it's quite a change, yeah someone who worked so closely with him and i know you've spoken to him in the past about what that moment would mean tell us about it yeah i find it interesting unlike his mother or grandfather this is a moment he always knew was coming of course history had to change for
elizabeth to become our sovereign in his case he always knew this was coming , and in that regard he had to think long and hard about what that moment will mean, how he would perform that role as aptly as
charles iii. want to accept how he is now and I think he's always had it in his mind what these
first few days have to do, my senses, it's going to, it's going to be in his mind, reassurance, stability, continuity, all those things will be at the forefront of his mind, and of course don't forget that this is all happening at the same time As he deals with the very real emotional challenge of losing his own mother, I have no doubt that he has a very clear idea of what how the next few days will go but i think there will be an emotional struggle for him too yes something no one ever prepared for is the loss of a parent and a family member and of course he has to speak to the world um, what do you think he's trying to signal about the monarchy and the future of the monarchy in that
Let's be absolutely clear that these are historic words. This is the
first time in more than 70 years that we have heard a new monarch in this country want to speak about hello's mother, he will want to honor her memory and I think he will also want to explain a little bit about how he is ta
king things forward want. Those two things are going to be the most important things I think we're going to hear from him very briefly and then after that speech to the
nation to the world what happens next uh you'll see in the next 10 days uh two things are really happening we are loo
king at the end of the reign of
elizabeth ii and that the story is that eventually she will be buried and at the same time you will see the new rains begin so you will see the new sovereign begin , to travel around the UK you will see it tal
king to people, meeting people and very, very quickly you will start to get a feel for this new rain and what it will look like and feel like it will continue to do.
Oh, and we get word that the speech is coming soon. Our understanding is that it may be less than 10 minutes long. Let's listen to them now because many people are sitting down to hear him for the fi For the
first time today I speak to you with feelings of deep sadness. Throughout her life, Her Majesty The
Queen, my beloved mother, has been an inspiration and example to me and all my family, and we owe her the heartfelt debt that any family can owe to their mother. Her love, affection, guidance, understanding and her example
Elizabeth was a life well lived, a promise her fate kept, and she is deeply mourned when she died.
This promise of a lifetime of service that I renew to all of you today, alongside the personal sorrow felt by our whole family I also share with so many of you in the UK in all countries where the
Queen is Head of State in the Commonwealweal and around the world was a deep feeling of gratitude for the more than 70 years my mother served as
Queen to the people of so many
nations. In 1947, on her 21st birthday, in a broadcast from Cape Town to the Commonwealth, she pledged her life, short or long Dedicating herself to the service of her people was more than a promise, it was a deep personal commitment that defined her whole life.
She made sacrifices for duty, her devotion and devotion to sovereignty never wavering in times of change and progress, in times of joy and celebration, and in times of sadness and loss in her life of service. We saw this enduring love of tradition along with that fearless embrace of progress that makes us great as
nations. The affection, admiration, and respect she inspired became the hallmark of her reign, and as any member of my family can attest, she combined those qualities with warmth, humor, and an unerring ability to always see the best in people, and I give that credit honoring my mother's memory and i honor her life of service i know her passing brings great sadness to so many of you and i share this sense of loss beyond measure with all of you the
queen ascended the british throne and the world still needed Coping with the hardships and aftermath of World War II and still living by the conventio As in earlier times, over the past 70 years we have seen our society become one of many cultures and many creeds, the institutions of the state have evolved changed again, but challenged by all of the changes and challenges facing our
nation and the wider family of vo n Rich talents, traditions and achievements of which I am so unspeakably proud have thrived and thrived, our values have remained and must remain, the role and duties of the monarchy remain as does the sovereign's special relationship and responsibility to the Church of england, the church i believe in, is so deeply rooted in this faith and the values it inspires that i was raised to have a sense of duty to others and the precious traditions, freedoms and responsibilities of our unique history and parliamentary to treat the system of government as
Queen with the utmost respect, even with such unwavering devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself for the remaining time that God grants me to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our
nation and wherever you may be in the United
Kingdom or the Realms and territories on the living around the world and whatever your background or beliefs, I will strive to serve you with loyal respect and love, as I always have.
My life My life will naturally change as I take on my new responsibilities . It will no longer be possible for me to devote so much time and energy to the charities and causes that are so close to my heart, but I know that this important work will continue to go into the trusted hands of others and this is one too time of change for my family i count on the loving help of my beloved wife camilla in recognition of her own faithful service in public service since our marriage 17 years ago she is my
queen consult i know she will meet the demands of her new role with unwavering dedication To fulfill the duty on which I rely so much as my heir William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant so much to me that he succeeds me as Duke of C Cornwall and assumes responsibility for the Duchy of Cornwall which i have taken over for more than five decades.
Today i am proud to appoint him prince of wales to whistle camry the country whose title i was so much privileged to bear in my life and duty with catherine at his side, our new prince and princess of wales, i will know that you will continue to inspire and guide our
national conversations to help bring the marginal to the fore where vital assistance can be delivered. i would also like to express my love for harry and megan, as they continue to build their lives abroad in just over a week, we will come together as a
nation, as a commonwealth and indeed as a global community to honor my beloved mother in ours To put sorrow to rest, let us remember and draw strength from it.
In light of their example, on behalf of my entire family, I can only offer the most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your condolences and support. You mean more to me than I can ever express and to my Darli ng Mama, as you embark on your final great journey to meet my dear late papa, I just want to say this thank you, thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to family of the
nations you have served so diligently all these years angels sing you to your rest and here is the world for the
first time of
Charles III spea
king of his deep sadness at the loss of his mother,
Elizabeth II words, then he also talked about his own role, he talked about the people of the Commonwealth of Wealth and that he would do his best to serve them, and then he spoke a little bit about what his own role might be.
I would like to include Julian, who is staying with us because you worked so closely with the then Prince
first about the charities, he is known for his involvement in charities including the issue of climate change. What did you think of this particular clue? Well I think that was an extraordinary speech, there was a lot in it if we if we go into that point, in particular he's sending messages in that speech so one of the main things he's saying is my role is changing, so the work that I'm raising money, the philanthropic work that I do, I have to do less now, there are other people now, and he referred to his son, the Duke of Cambridge, now Prince of Wales, who is doing some of that work will take over, so he says very clearly that I am retiring from this work and will now focus on the Sovereign role.
He also talks, of course, about the role of the sovereign and the constitutional limits, so he did it