|King Charles III addresses both houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall in London, September 12, 2022. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
He paid tribute to the recently deceased Queen Elizabeth II and affirmed his adherence to the principles of constitutional government. King Charles said he cannot help but ‘feel the weight of history which surrounds us and reminds us of the vital Parliamentary traditions, to which MPs and peers dedicate themselves’.
On September 9, in his first public speech after the Queen's death, King Charles III paid tribute to his mother and promised to faithfully follow his mother’s example of selfless duty.
King Charles III was born on November 14, 1948, at Buckingham Palace in London, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. He became heir to the throne after his mother was crowned Queen in 1952.