Charles III speaks for the first time in the British Parliament as king

London (CNN) — The king charles iii promised to continue queen’s “dedicated service” to the British people in his first speech to the UK Parliament on Monday.

Stretcherthe queen consort, accompanied Charles on his first visit to the Palace of Westminster since he became king, where both Houses of Parliament offered their condolences on the death of his mother.

“We gather today to remember the Queen’s remarkable length of dedicated service to her nations and her people,” the king said. “When she was very young, her late Majesty pledged herself to serve her country and her people.

“This commitment was fulfilled with unsurpassed devotion. She set an example of selfless duty that, with the help of God and her advice, I am determined to faithfully follow,” he continued. Carlos.

At the conclusion of his brief speech, a rendition of “God Save the King,” the new British national anthem, was played.

After the visit, the monarch is expected to travel to Scotland.

Later this Monday, the queen’s coffin will pass through the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, to the San Gil Cathedral, where the king and other dignitaries will attend a service of prayer and reflection. The coffin will remain there for 24 hours for the Scottish public to view.

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