Just a few short months after Queen Elizabeth passed away at the age of 96, King Charles III continued the tradition of the British monarch giving a holiday broadcast. It is obvious that King Charles III was thinking of Queen Elizabeth II while carrying out a holiday tradition that is so strongly associated with the late monarch.
The first Christmas address ever given by the King was aired all throughout the country on Christmas Day itself.
King Charles II has, from the very beginning, paid tribute to his mother, who passed away in September at the age of 96.
He filmed the prerecorded message in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which is also the location of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s last resting place. Additionally, the funeral ceremony for the Queen, which took place in September, was held at this location.
“I am standing here in this exquisite Chapel of St. George at Windsor Castle, so close to where my beloved mother, the late Queen, is laid to rest with my dear father,” the King, who is 74 years old, began his speech by saying.
“I am reminded of the profoundly touching letters, cards, and messages that so many of you have sent my wife and myself, and I am unable to thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown our entire family.”
He went on to say, “For those of us who have experienced the loss of loved ones, the holiday season is a very difficult time of year. We mourn their passing with the approach of each treasured holiday and remember them in each time-honored custom.”
We mourn their passing with the approach of each treasured holiday and remember them in each time-honored custom.”
“We are so accustomed to watching the famous video of the Queen bringing her family to church on Christmas morning,” adds the staff member. “This year will be filled with a significant amount of reflection and melancholy.”
Multiple tributes to the Queen were paid as she was the focus of Kate Middleton’s second annual Christmas carol event, which took place at Westminster Abbey on December 15.
“This memorial ceremony of singing Christmas carols is dedicated not just to those who are no longer with us but also to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The deeply held principles of responsibility, compassion, and faith that Her Majesty maintained throughout her life have served as the compass that has guided the development of this service.”
A video was presented before the start of the ceremony that highlighted how the late Queen was an important part of Christmas Day for a great number of people.
During the 2012 Christmas program, Prince William shared an excerpt from his late grandmother’s message. As a further tribute to the queen who made history, the Christmas trees at Westminster Abbey were adorned with Paddington Bear ornaments.
After performing a hilarious skit with the animated character Paddington Bear that was shown during Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, the two became associated with one another, and after her passing, over a thousand teddy bears were left by the public outside of her royal residences in London and Windsor.