King Charles III spoke about his responsibility to the Church of England and his own personal faith in a moving first address to the nation as sovereign following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday.
The address was broadcast live nationwide and on large screens erected in St Paul’s Cathedral for a service of prayer and reflection that was attended by 2,000 people, including Prime Minister Liz Truss.
As Britain’s new monarch, King Charles inherits the titles of Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith.
King Charles said that his faith was “deeply rooted” in the Church of England and that it had taught him to “cherish a sense of duty to others”.
“The role and the duties of Monarchy also remain, as does the…