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 all these people who have waited many nights to stay there and pay their respects and condolences and offer those condolences not knowing that he would make a visit like that, you know, I know this is something that's been in the works for quite some time, but I have a feeling I'm always wondering what's going on behind the scenes because as much as he's been preparing to be in this position his whole life there's also a private side of him i imagine he is mourning the loss of his mother that is correct and that has always been a very difficult balance actually for the family 25 years ago when princess diana died the
nation uh he was furious with the family royal and with the
queen in particular for not going public immediately afterwards and you know showing some kind of emotion and some kind of connection to the pain of the
nation and that was because that was something she had never expected to do and had always felt that emotions had to be kept private so the royal family had to pivot and learn to modernize in that particular way and spea
king of modernizing as we just saw those pictures there now
charles iii with the
queen consort uh camilla you know we don't have time right now to go into it but that was a completely different chapter obviously in the history of the british monarchy amanda foreman thank you very much for your time we appreciate it here now there is a special report from cbs news this is a special report from cbs news i am nora o'donnell here in london outside buc
kingham palace in just a few moments
charles iii of great britain will speak to the british people and the world for the
first time as
king he registered himself today in the blue room here at buc
kingham palace and the people who can be seen outside are mourning the one monarch most have ever seen z known and although at 96 this moment was inevitable many here still in shock because it's hard to imagine the country without her she was to britain trusted steadfast and committed the
queen was a constant presence in a changing world well now a new It was under a new
king in his speech today,
charles will pay homage to the
queen, his mother, and pledge his duty as the new monarch.
In fact, we saw
charles and camilla, the new
queen, at a concert here at buc
kingham palace a few hours ago so god save. the
king imagines the
first time it has been spoken in over 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 a moment when a woman hugged him for a kiss, britain's churches and public buildings rang their bells at noon local time, followed an hour later by a 96-gun salute here in london, one round for each year of the
charles has I have just met Britain's new Prime Minister, Liz Trust, who was previously appointed by the
Queen just three days ago.
Duty in many ways before the duel. ex director of communications for the prince of wales now
charles iii it's quite an exciting time to even say it's not I'm sure it's a big change yes someone who worked so closely with him and I know you've talked to him in the past about what this moment would mean tell us about that yes i think it's interesting unlike his mother or even his grandfather this is a moment he always knew would come to him of course the story it had to change for
Elizabeth to become our sovereign. in his case, he always knew this would come and in that sense he has had a lot of time to think about what this moment will mean, how he will want to take on this role as a sovereign like
charles iii as he is now and i think it is always had in his mind what these
first few days will need to do my senses will be on your mind peace of mind stability continuity all of these things will be at the forefront of your mind and of course don't forget that all of this is happening at the same time as you are dealing with the very real emotional challenge of having lost his own mother, so I have no doubt he has a very good idea of what the next few days will be like, but I think there will be a battle for him emotionally as well, yes. something no one has ever prepared for is the loss of a parent and family member and of course he has to
address the world, um, what do you think he's going to want to point out about the monarchy and the future of the monarchy in this speech? let's be absolutely clear these are historic words this is the
first time we have heard a new monarch speak in this country for over 70 years i have no doubt he is aware of the heavyweight guy sitting there i am sure he is will i want to talk about hello s mother will want to revere his memory and i think she will also want to expound a little on how she will want to carry things forward those two things i think will be the main things we will hear from him very little and then after this speech uh to the
nation to the world what happens next well uh you'll see in the next 10 days uh two things are really happening we are seeing the end of
elizabeth ii's reign and that the story is she is finally buried and at the same time you see it begin a new rain so you'll see the new sovereign start touring the UK you'll see him tal
king to people meeting people and very very quickly you'll start to Get a feel for this new rain and what it will look and feel like, will it continue?
Oh, and we're getting word that the speech is coming up shortly, now we know it might be less than 10 minutes. Let's listen to it now because many people are sitting down to listen to it for the
first time that I speak to you today with feelings of deep pain throughout her life her majesty the
queen my beloved mother was an inspiration an example to me and all my family and We owe her the most heartfelt debt that any family can have to her mother for her love, affection, guidance, understanding, and example.
Elizabeth was a life well lived, a promise with destiny fulfilled, and she grieves more deeply at her
death, that promise of service from for life i renew all of you today along with the personal pain my whole family is feeling we too share with so many of you in the uk in all the countries where the
queen was head of state in the commonwealth and around the world a deep sense of gratitude for the more than 70 years in which my mother as
queen served the people of so many
nations in 1947, on her 21st birthday, she was engaged in a broadcast from Cape Town to the Commonwealth to dedicate her life, whether short or long, in the service of her peoples, that it was more than a promise it was a deep personal commitment that defined her entire life she made sacrifices for the her dedication and devotion as a sovereign never wavered 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 that enduring love of tradition along with that fearless embrace of progress that makes us big as
The affection, admiration, and respect he commanded became hallmarks of his reign, and as all members of my family can attest, he combined these qualities with warmth, humor, and an unerring ability to always see the best in people. i pay tribute to the memory of my mother and honor her life of service i know her
death brings great sadness to many of you and i share that sense of immeasurable loss with all of you when the
queen came to the throne great britain and the world was still dealing with hardships and the aftermath of world war ii and still living by convention As in earlier times over the course of the last 70 years, we have seen our society become one of many cultures and many religions.
The institutions of the state have changed in turn, but through all the changes and challenges, our
nation and the broader family of
kingdoms whose talents, traditions, and achievements I am so inexpressibly proud of have prospered and flourished. Our values have stood and must remaining constant the role and duties of the monarchy remain constant as do the sovereigns particular relationship and responsibility towards the church of england the church in which my own faith is so deeply rooted in that faith and the values it inspires. I have been brought up to harbor a sense of duty towards others and to have the greatest respect for the precious traditions, freedoms and responsibilities of our unique history and our parliamentary system of government as
Queen. she herself did so with such unwavering devotion that I now solemnly pledge myself for the remaining time God may grant me to uphold constitutional principles at the heart of our
nation and wherever I live in the United
Kingdom or in the realms and territories of everyone and whatever their background or beliefs, I will strive to serve you with loyalty, respect and love as I have always done. my life my life will of course change as i take on my new responsibilities, i will no longer be able to devote as much time and energy to the charities and issues i care so much about, but i know this important work will continue to be in my hands trusted by others this is also a time of change for my family i count on the loving help of my dear wife camilla in recognition of her loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago she becomes my
queen ask i know she will bring the Your new role demands the steadfast devotion to duty in which I have come to trust as much as my heir William now assumes the Scottish titles that have meant so much to me.
I succeed as Duke of Cornwall and assume the responsibilities of the Duchy of Cornwall which I have borne for over five decades today i am proud to create it prince of wales to hiss camry the country whose title i have had the great privilege to bear for gr part of my life and my duty to catherine by your side our new prince and princess of wales i know i will continue to inspire and lead our
national conversations helping to bring the marginal to the center of the ground where vital help can be delivered i also want 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 lay my loving mother to rest in our grief, let us remember and draw strength from the In light of your example, on behalf of my entire family, I can only offer the most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your condolences and your support, they mean more to me than I will ever be able to express and to my dear .
Ng mom, as you begin your last great journey to join my dearly departed dad, I just want to say this, thank you, thank you for your love and devotion to our family and the family of
nations that you have served so diligently all these years. the angels sing to you to rest and there is the world here for the
first time of
charles iii spea
king of his deep sadness at the loss of his mother
elizabeth ii spoke of his devotion that his devotion to his country never wavered in his words , then he also talked about his own role, he talked about the people of the common wealth and that he would do his best to serve them and then he talked a little bit about what his own role can be. here with us because you worked very closely with the then prince
first you talked about charities he is well known for his involvement in charities including the issue of climate change what did you do with that particular reference?
Well, I think that was an extraordinary speech. There was a lot there if we went into that particular point. He's sending messages in this speech, so one of the biggest things he's saying is that my role is changing, so the job. what i do raising money the philanthropic work that i do now i will have to do less because now there are other people and he referred to his son the duke of cambridge now prince of wales who will take on some of that work so he is saying very clearly that I am moving away from this work and will now focus on the role of the sovereign.
He also talks, of course, about the role of the sovereign and constitutional limits, so he again made it absolutely clear that he knows that there are restrictions that must be respected. when you are sovereign you can be a prince in campaign like prince of wales but when you become
king it will be time for you to take a step to think about how you can talk about things or the way you can do it because that role is different and I think it is very important that we have heard that today I can imagine most people in this country because it is a little after six o'clock before dinner time, everyone is sitting in their living rooms and you've seen this oh I mean I think there were over 30 million people watching the news last night I have absolutely no doubt that this will have happened again I mean this is history happening in this country tonight I have absolutely no doubt and it's great that you heard there the
first things the new
king talked about was his love for his mother and then towards the end we hear him talk about his love for his mother and father and why His p uest,peppered with references to family throughout.
I was very interested to see how care
fully he had to talk not only about the Duke of Cambridge and our Prince of Wales, but also about Harry and Megan, and talk about his love for them as they build their new life in America, so I think it was very important to him. he l talked about all those points in this historic speech. Julian Payne is waiting and wants to bring in Mark Phillips who has covered the royal family for years and Mark I know of course you have followed
Charles for many decades. now what did you do do your remarks well thought it an extremely comprehensive and effective speech hit all the notes you expected paid tribute to your mother in no uncertain terms talked about her dedication to continue the same kind of dedication to duty that she had exhibited through her reign of seven decades talked about what would have to change in terms of the administration of the royals for the former Prince William to now become Prince of Wales, which of course is the traditional title of the heir to the throne, uh in this country, uh, but there were two, I think, very personal elements in the speech that she really didn't have to do, but she clearly chose to do it and she decided to do it in very strong language, one was the dedication to
Queen Consort Camilla and the trust she's had in her for the period they have been together and inspired him to continue in the role as the reference to william and catherine progresses as in the cadence she knew ce for us was also one that he has to do ke because of course william is now the heir to the throne and there are certain prescriptions formal prescriptions the reference to harry and megan i think it can be interpreted uh as an approach uh there has been a lot of talk about the distance that has grown between harry and the rest of the family, lots of suggestions as to what might happen when the
queen passes away in that relationship, this seems like a close up to harry and megan while still acknowledging that their life is like it is now he lives in california across the water i think the espresso he used was the one to express love to harry and megan as they continue their lives abroad thats not something he had to do and its something that will no doubt show up in the headlines no doubt actually um and mark i understand we're learning more about how the
queen spent her last weekend well we've learned in a report about the last few days she spent in baltimorel in the one that several people reported that she seemed very cheerful, was a description we heard, but it also happens that the local vicar, the local clergyman who was brought in to give a sermon in the royal chapel over the weekend, had a couple of meals with the
queen in the palace and talked about how, of course, she is a woman known for having great faith, huh, her lack of any fear, her see
king, not longing, but her acceptance, huh, from beyond, huh, not to mention , of course, that this was as imminent as it turned out to be, but he was very at peace with the idea of being in balmoral, that it was his favorite place and that whatever happened, would happen and he was completely in agreement with that yes and that devotion to duty that
charles spoke of uh it was evident in her work to the end welcoming of course the new prime minister and then i thought she was standing there in her tartan skirt with her cane and sweater in front of the fire and smiling broadly at the job he had done. oes, we should also mention that the
first public memorial will be held in scotland, where her long life ended, and that
elizabeth palmer stands outside hollywood house in edinburgh, where the
queen's coffin will be carried during the weekend, and liz walks us through the schedule of In the next few days there will be a whole series of events, a lot of pomp, very solemn at the moment, the
queen's body is still in balmoral, but hope
fully soon, maybe even tomorrow, be led in a procession about 100 miles from that estate she loved so much here to the Scottish capital and indeed to the royal residence behind me called holy root house there have been people coming to lay flowers all day they are behind me probably half a yard deep now stretching along the road wall once it has rested uh at holyrood house there will be a procession to the great gothic cathedral here in edinburgh st giles's and a special service at during that service there will be something called the vigil of the princes it is where the sons of the royal family stand guard in a ceremonial sense over the coffin in the past it has only been the male members of the royal family but maybe this time princess anne she will be included in that group after that the
queen's body will be flown to london and it will be a multi-day funeral in westminster hall which is at the heart of the houses of parliament and the palace says they expect hundreds of thousands of people to want to parade and pay their respects so the lineups will probably be miles long and that will take place next week after it's over and last several days four probably then the
queen's body will be carried to westminster abbey for the grand state funeral the royal funeral and then will finally rest in windsor alongside her husband prince philip who died last year
elizabeth, hicist e that schedule beauti
fully and succinctly and you gave everyone a w I mean a wonderful preview of what's ahead and as you can see I mean behind me here at Buc
kingham Palace there are thousands and thousands of people here and they were here last night in the pouring rain as they all want to pay tribute to the
queen and get an idea that in many of these cases being around other people while mourning and mar
king this particular moment i want to bring roxanna saberi because she's outside windsor castle and she's been tal
king to people there good night roxanna good night norah constant A stream of people have also been coming this way outside windsor castle where the
queen spent much of her childhood as well as also from their most recent adult years.
Some people have been ta
videos or just quietly reflecting, but it is on the other side of the castle where people have been directed to lay flowers and there are thousands of bouquets there, as well as various cards that have been left In the back, some people were seen hugging. I also saw some people crying, and what I find very interesting, nora, is that the crowd here is diverse. I spoke to some immigrants who said they didn't grow up with the monarch but are still in mourning. I spoke with an 85-year-old woman. who lives nearby who fondly remembers driving to london in 1947 to greet the
queen on her wedding day and there was a nine year old boy who said he asked his mother to bring him here so he could lay flowers you know
charles only referred to the admiration and respect his mother commanded and some of the cards we saw outside on the other side of the castle reflected that inspiration one card read thank you for your service you were the glue that held us together we are diminished without your loving and kind influence rest in peace her majesty norah siberia outside windsor castle and julian payne is with us and for many americans watching this of course windsor castle has been on display for a long time but most remember it .
It is well known where Harry and Megan got married, yes it is absolutely true, a very special day and it is often said that when the British royal family put on a show it really is a show and that was an incredibly special day, a beautiful blue sky day. and a truly celebratory day for everyone in the UK and of course around the world. What do you think of
Charles? Mark Phillips called it a reach, but it was also just a mention of his two sons. You could be seen as just as simple as that, mentioning his children and where they were in life.
I think what's interesting about this is that there are a lot of people trying to put words in the family's mouth, and actually, the family rarely talks about themselves, so you haven't seen it. the
king talks about his son a lot because he tends not to talk about his family so what we've seen is a natural expression of love for his two sons and I think it's perfectly natural and to be expected but I think it's important that when you're ma
king this historic speech, talk about your love for your children, your love for your wife and of course your love for your mother and father as well, it seemed very natural to me, I have to say but as your colleague said, I don't have You doubt a lot of people are going to speculate furiously about that in the days to come, we're tal
king about people at home in their living rooms watching and of course members of parliament suspended their praise to see this and we're being told to stay I could see a lot of them wiping away tears during their comments um this is country and grieving yeah uh there's a lot of people tal
king here right now about being overwhelmed by a sense of emotion that comes out of nowhere and these moments and go There are these crowds here, but in every city and town in the country, people will have their own memories of the
queen, they will have their own thoughts about the future, and it is an emotional time for the country.
I can absolutely feel for you too I absolutely feel that I feel the same as everyone else it's been an emotional moment but you know I also have a real sense of hope and hearing the words of the new
king there I feel very optimistic actually that as I moving forward we have a new sovereign who is absolutely clear that he is here to do his duty and the service will continue and i feel very reassured about that julian thank you for joining us at this historic moment we appreciate it let's now take a look at a public memorial service which is ta
king place at st paul's cathedral where some 2000 people will attend including prime minister liz trust in memory of the
queen our coverage will continue on cbs news carrying your local news and we will have much more on the news tonight from cbs tonight this has been a special report from cbs news i'm nora o'donnell in london and we've just hearing
first public comments since the
death of his mother the new
king opened h are comments expressing deep sorrow for the loss of the
queen and paid tribute to her devotion to serving the united
kingdom in times of joy and in sad times.
Palacio, nice to have you both, lana, let me start with you, how has the reaction been there in London? It's been very positive you know it's interesting I mentioned to you earlier the outpouring of love we've seen for the
queen including all those flowers one of the cards I had taken a picture of earlier in the day said thank you
queen for being our constant and we just heard
charles speak in that same language tal
king about our values have remained and must remain constant he also believe in many ways he heard what people here have told me they loved about the
queen; in fact, he says he was raised to appreciate a sense of duty to others, we hear over and over again how he draws that parallel between what I've heard from so many people here about what they loved about
Elizabeth and what he hopes to bring the monarchy and amanda, i want to invite you and ask you a little bit about your reaction to these comments.
A lot of people expected him to walk this fine line between the two of them like a new
king, but he's also a son mourning the loss of his mother and I thought he really struck a chord. the
queen had done it during her uh broadcast she used the word a lot i'm sorry about this and i know you share it with me and that was a distinctive way of spea
king that the royal family and the
queen in particular really mastered and he did the same thing so I think he said that he used an American phrase that hid him from the ballpark in this particular speech and people will see that he's offering continuity which is very important this was not a speech that could have been one that his mother could have given. a At any other time, but it was also very necessary because people are mourning and he needed to show that he owned that pain with them and Lana, we are now seeing what happened today, that moment that I know you saw outside the Palace of Buc
kingham was a bit unexpected where
Charles III actually came out and began to shake hands and receive hugs from the mourners who had gathered there. you realize this was not something planned, we expected him to come to buc
kingham palace, we knew he was back in london, but it still came as a surprise to the public who had gathered there without expecting an audience. with the
king the moment his vehicle stopped and he got out of the car and you could see the audience embracing him, there was audible cheering, people started moving en masse towards his location and it was really a very powerful moment because there was no just burst the sun which as you can see we haven't had much today but how accessible she was remember this is a time the
queen had recently talked about her. belief that one day we would be with friends again we would greet each other again due to the pandemic the people had been in isolation she had certainly been in isolation and here was
first time as
king there at buc
kingham palacehugging and being hugged by his audience He even got kisses on his hands and one on his cheek too ok sorry we were told apparently the British prime minister just finished some remarks in st paul's cathedral just now we know that there are about 2000 people gathered. there but amanda let me ask you a little bit about there's a little bit of that service recently um this notion of connecting with the british in a way that has such high expectations given how loved the
queen was talk to us about what you heard in the
king's comments which seemed to send a very clear signal about the direction the monarchy plans to take i heard him talk about the british in a different way tal
king about many cultures and a people of many religions what did you hear in that speech?
Yes, I heard that too, that he was determined to lay out exactly what the monarchy is for that, this would have been the unspoken question that he knows would have been asked. no new
king new age what does the monarchy do? and why do we have one and he put it that way in the
first place, he showed that the monarchy is there to rise above politics to be a figurehead to be a focus in times of joy in times of sadness and to be completely apolitical and not - partisan number one and number two said the role of prince william and princess of wales is to help the marginalized bring the spotlight to those who are less privileged, bring them to the center and help them, so now we know what the partisan is for monarchy. it has been an especially important note to mention also because it has not been easy for the monarchy and the royal family in recent years especially and there have been a lot of questions about what is the future of the royal family in the UK and t the world and so that it seemed like he was
addressing parts of that conversation there as well, which is an extremely important conversation.
Britain's role in the world has been sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse and it has a colonial past and an imperial pass that makes it. she has to respond and while it can be politically difficult for governments to do so, the monarchy and the
queen in particular were able to
address it head on and she started that conversation in 2011 when she went to Ireland and
addressed that difficult past and relations with that country changed completely. and now we'll see more of that kind of conversation with the rest of the commonwealth um lana uh what's the scene like now where you are?
I know obviously dusk is fast approaching, but talk to me a little. about the kind of feelings that you're seeing expressed in written form in the flowers, I'm guessing they're staying there and what are people saying right now, well and elaine we've been moving throughout the day to different parts of london to get the chance to talk to different people, not just the people who had gathered outside buc
kingham palace who obviously felt an affinity with the
queen, but even tal
king to people in various parts of london that they're not necessarily royal watchers who are so moved by the
queen's passing, even if they weren't necessarily supportive of the royal family that they felt like there was something very special about this moment the other thing I wanted to say was also very interesting about her speech was to talk about the concept of family, the royal family, we heard the
king talk about his mother in affectionate terms that might be unusual and certainly hasn't they would have been what you would have heard from anna
king in previous iterations uh her dear mom tal
king about her late dad and tal
king about his own wife the
queen consort and how supportive she would be and she's been with him tal
king about their kids huh and how he was expressing himself somehow people are already starting to talk about what sounded like active reaching out hand out to his youngest son prince harry and that whole concept of family and bringing people here in london in the whole Commonwealth and really the whole world to what felt like a very intimate feeling of family that maybe we were all a part of instead of being further apart and on that note in raising prince harry and megan but he also mentioned amanda uh prince now the new prince of wales and the new princess of wales the
first time that title has been bestowed and bestowed on in a few decades or a couple of decades now and not being too flippant about it is kinda exciting having a new princess of wales it's been 25 years and having one she's so beautiful she looks so glamorous she wears such great dresses you know she just brings a little sparkle to our lives and she's kind f funny and she's kinda funny , but since we were tal
king off camera, amanda also has a purpose as well for the
king's mission now, uh, as she was tal
king about having to focus more, you know, away from those charitable responsibilities and, of course, now to the duties of being
king who now waits, uh, you know, the prince and princess take on those responsibilities and bring in the outcasts uh and make sure the focus stays, can you talk a little bit? about that, yeah, we've already seen in the last uh two or three years prince william uh, the prince of wales and the princess of wales ta
king on some of those responsibilities, particularly on climate change, endangered animals, the mental health in particular, and we'll see.
More than that, that's his role, they've been more than adequate to take it on, so I think the British can be sure that's not going to change, it's just going to be brighter and more submissive. tance yes amanda foreman thank you so much for joining us today and linozak to you too we will take a short break and be right back stay with us you are broadcasting cbs news a cbs original documentary this place is at the very tip of spear when it comes to satanism in witchcraft and demonism the church has been so divided not in my lifetime they have been radicalized in their approach to politics united in christ divided by politics we have what i call a cowardly pastor problem because we don't they want to get involved in the political situation conservative christianity and republicanism have joined hands in a very unhealthy way there are churches whose members have been divided over partisan politics how an evangelical civil war could change the spirit of america this was a great influenced christian attack when we have the ability to say that god is on our side allows us to justify all kinds of cruelty a docum cbs original ental reports strea ming now i'm nora o'donnell in our
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Elizabeth hashtag became the number one global trend on Twitter shortly after her
death on Thursday. joining us now erin vanderhoff is a staff writer for vanity fair she is also a co-host of the vanity fair podcast dynasty which focuses on the royal family erin welcome thank you so much for being here thank you so much for having me nancy and elaine so i want to ask about connecting that this
queen had not only with the British but particularly here with the Americans.
You know people outside the UK all over the world are tal
king about the
death and sending tributes and condolences to her, but particularly here why? you think it's that people in the united states have been so fascinated with the
queen, well i think it's very important to remember that the
queen reigned great britain when the anglophone media took over the world and when great britain became a great pop culture font and we just associate her with you guys know rock and roll we associate we are with the brits you know all the british music that came up around british movies and she played in it she would definitely go to concerts every year you know her last Big concert was in 2012 and he got to see one direction and I think it's that combi
nation of that elimi
nation and his iconic -ness, you know when you think the
queen is just a short woman with us with that haircut and the fact that a people personally liked it even in england where people don't know they might be republicans they might think it shouldn't be a monarchy i heard a lot of people say but really I used to like her as a person yes she was a great institution after so many decades so many people have known her as a force in their lives wherever they are in the world what are some of the reactions she has been hearing of people not only in the UK but all over the world.
I think almost everyone who has ever had an interaction with her is telling her story. She wanted people to feel special when she was in her presence, but she did it in a funny way where she always made a little comment, a little rye remark, and so everyone has a great little story about the
queen, I think one of the things. what you really see is the people who awarded her, you know she got awards from her, more like you know who got knighted, who got dame, they've been coming out and saying you know everything I've done for Great Britain, I did. you know that partly because the
queen was present in my childhood i did it partly because you know that she is the
nation that she built you also know that you can see something very funny there have been a lot of funny tributes you know that paris hilton intervened and and and I think so, that she's the most famous woman in the world and I think you know that everyone has a kind of tangential connection that you've seen, even corporations get involved well and it's interesting to see the whole spectrum. okay that connection this
queen has you talk about her style you talk about her warmth and this connection she had let's talk about
charles iii what do you think we can expect there because as lana said a moment ago you know she has some big shoes to fill yeah , I'm sure no one envy him ta
king on a job like that right now, but for the last two years the carryover has been happening, you've seen
Charles step up more and more for his mother and you've seen him. charting a path on the issues where he wants to be the boss of the two things i know you know from my recording that
charles will really try to take the lead as much as possible so now that he's the
king he's going to really have to to crush his own opinion s but he wants people of all faiths in Britain to know that he can represent them, he has a very, very close community, a close connection to the Muslim and Sikh communities in Britain and he really wants to be a person that can help Britain find a way forward in the race last fall he went to barbados and one of the things he was really very clear about was that it used to be like you could never imagine the heir to the throne tal
king openly about the slavery and he was able to do that and there are certain things that we won't be able to hear him say anymore, but he's already made it clear enough that he which way he wants things to go and we'll see.
Less on the pomp and circumstance and much more on how we can move the country forward and also, even as he talks about a different approach to things, it has been reported that he has also advocated for a more simplified monarchy in terms of the line of succession but i do wa not mention prince harry and megan because their kids if things go on as they should they shouldn't be able to other kids shouldn't be able to use those royal titles so can you explain how it happened? There was a bit of controversy over this. Even for starters, well, just so you know, the controversy started in March 2021 when there was a bit of a debate.
Journalists had been told from thepalace that Megan Harry didn't want their children to have titles and they wanted their children. have a more normal life megan and harry made it seem like that might not be the case and what everyone went back to was a 1917 law that says all grandchildren can have title but what about this 1917 law is which was signed by
king george v at the time and it's
king now he can do what he wants for decades we're tal
king you know since harry and william were kids
charles always saw the family as smaller and less costly to the taxpayer that it was always very important less people on the balcony, yes, exactly fewer people on the balcony, but you know she can't see the future and she didn't know that her son was going to be a bit more rebellious and maybe he was going to want to move to the USA So she had to reevaluate some of those plans that really mean supporting her sister princess anne who is like the hardest wor
king royal and prince edward and his wife sophie who are so passionate about their charitable causes that they weren't in the plan until now and when it comes to Megan and Harry, I think everyone feels like it's pretty clear that they've made a living in California, but you know, I think titles are one of those things where you know that
Charles may have to do a reassessment but all signs point to you know the royal split is final and we'll see a lot of pieces that have yet to fall into all of this oh yeah a lot of pieces aaron vanderhoff thank you so much for joining us and little After the
queen's passing was announced yesterday, president biden ordered all united states flags to be flown at half mast.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also ordered the flags to be lowered Tributes to the Capitol Building have been pouring in from lawmakers for the longest-ruling monarch in British history. cbs news congressional correspondent scott mcfarland joins us now with more scott.
first of all we expect some formal legislation in the united states congress which is common when someone of this magnitude passes away maybe tuesday maybe wednesday a formal mourning resolution to honor the life of
elizabeth and her reign that likely to happen mid-week will also be accompanied by any number of formal speeches at united states house and other events in and around the capitol we also expect flags to fly at half staff outside the capitol delegations of members of congress plan to attend to any proceedings any event in britain that honors the former
queen, what's more, even if there is no formal delegation to Congress, there will be some members of congress who want to attend this on their own at their leisure at the british embassy here in washington in northwest washington dc they have opened the doors for a condolence book signing for members of the public to come in and put their names in the book they share their condolences with the royal family and of course the president plans some kind of honor for the former
queen, probably a visit to Britain during proceedings there at the end of this month ok scott so far we have heard from dozens of legislators who have spoken about the
queen what struck you the most the symmetry in what everyone says you know at a time when the environment politically toxic has everyone arguing about everything there is unanimity in the tributes republicans pay to
elizabeth by democrats by longtime members of congress longtime government leaders and newcomers let's listen to republican and democratic leaders of the Senate in th The Senate yesterday has been a historic friend of the United States the decades of his reign have seen a profound deepening of the relationship esp ecial between our two countries that has literally changed the world her reign saw the dawn of the atomic age the internet age the fall of the soviet union an unprecedented global pandemic she not only witnessed the great twists of history but helped to shape them over the seven decades seven decades of his reign one thing that stood out is that again the republicans and the democrats said the same thing that they are quite surprised by the length and breadth of his nearly 70 year reign, members of congress they've been around for a long time in some cases but none of them started at such a young age and have such a legacy and I think everyone is acknowledging that today even those who have been here for generations are acknowledging that the
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