LONDON — Britain’s new king, Charles III, addressed the nation for the first time as reigning monarch Friday, praising what he said was the “sacrifice” and “unswerving devotion” of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Earlier, Charles and his wife Camilla, Queen Consort, shook hands with well-wishers gathered in front of the palace. Bells rang, and a gun salute of 96 rounds, one for each year of Elizabeth’s life, paid tribute to the country’s longest-serving monarch.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II
The final resting place: Queen Elizabeth II has been buried in her final resting place next to Prince Philip, her husband of more than 70 years, capping an elaborate state funeral, which was invested with all the pomp, circumstance and showmanship that the monarchy, military and state could put on display for a global broadcast audience of millions.
The state funeral: The funeral was full of pageantry and pathos, including a new national anthem, funeral ensembles with affectionate touches in honor of the queen, a personal note from King Charles III, appearances by the young heirs, Prince George and Princess Charlotte and the royal corgis. Here are some of the most memorable moments in photos and videos.
A new monarch: Queen Elizabeth II’s son, Charles, became King Charles III the moment his mother died. He may bring a markedly different personal vision of religion and spirituality to the role. Here’s what to know about him.
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