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King Charles Makes First Address To Nation

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  • King Charles III made his first public address as the UK’s new monarch on Friday in the wake of his mother Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
  • “Queen Elizabeth pledged to devote her life to the service of her people, it was a profound personal commitment,” the 73-year-old said as he began his pre-taped televised statement.
  • Elsewhere in his address, Charles revealed his heir and eldest son, Prince William, will now take on the title of Prince of Wales.

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