A death that brings great sadness to so many

On the 9th of September England got to hear their new king talking about his dear mother, his ‘mummy’ whose death brings great sadness to so many?

The last few days, it was incredible that we could see so many people coming on the streets, to bear their sorrow for the loss of the nation’s queen.

For several generations, the Queen of Great Britain has been able to inspire people of her nations and far beyond, showing how a kingdom can still be essential to the effective running of a country.

That is why the new King of Great Britain is right to say that his grief and that of his family is also borne by many in his country and far beyond, and that he is ready to take up the torch now in the hope of passing on the same determination as hers. On the 9th of September he said:

I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example. Queen Elizabeth’s was a life well lived; a promise with destiny kept and she is mourned most deeply in her passing. That promise of lifelong service I renew to you all today. {King Charles III address to the Nation and the Commonwealth}

Generations have witnessed how

She made sacrifices for duty.

Her dedication and devotion as Sovereign never waivered, through times of change and progress, through times of joy and celebration, and through times of sadness and loss. In her life of service we saw that abiding love of tradition, together with that fearless embrace of progress, which make us great as Nations. The affection, admiration and respect she inspired became the hallmark of her reign. And, as every member of my family can testify, she combined these qualities with warmth, humour and an unerring ability always to see the best in people. {King Charles III address to the Nation and the Commonwealth}

For many years, the Prince of Wales had to walk in his mother’s shadow and suffered a great deal for not being able to maintain his union with the “people’s princess”. For this divorce, he was punished by the paparazzi who had the death of that princess on their mind, and by the common people. While such a divorce can happen in many families, it was not accepted by the majority of the people, and it was even more difficult to accept that he married the woman who had played the other woman in the love triangle.

A few years later, this seems to have been forgiven, and his second wife has a chance of being accepted as his consort.

King Charles III now solemnly pledged himself, throughout the remaining time God grants him, to uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of his nation.

And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life. {King Charles III address to the Nation and the Commonwealth}

He promised and recognised

My life will of course change as I take up my new responsibilities. It will no longer be possible for me to give so much of my time and energies to the charities and issues for which I care so deeply. But I know this important work will go on in the trusted hands of others. {King Charles III address to the Nation and the Commonwealth}

This is also a time of change for my family. I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla.
In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage seventeen years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort.

I know she will bring to the demands of her new role the steadfast devotion to duty on which I have come to rely so much.

As my Heir, William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant so much to me. He succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the responsibilities for the Duchy of Cornwall which I have undertaken for more than five decades.

Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty. With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given.   {King Charles III address to the Nation and the Commonwealth}

Even if the tabloid press may have been stoking things up again, it is nice that the royal court shows that, as in any normal family, they may have words now and then between siblings, but there is always that bond between them and that love for each other. The fact that some of the people may not be satisfied with Prince Harry, nevertheless leads the King to express his love for his son and his family.

I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.  {King Charles III address to the Nation and the Commonwealth}

Each member of the royal family, however, will now have to play his or her part and try to make the best of life, whether or not they are in the service of the country, offering themselves in public or taking further steps in that life which does not have to be public.

In a little over a week’s time we will come together as a nation, as a Commonwealth and indeed a global community, to lay my beloved mother to rest.

In our sorrow, let us remember and draw strength from the light of her example.

On behalf of all my family, I can only offer the most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your condolences and support. They mean more to me than I can ever possibly express. And to my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years. May “flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest”.   {King Charles III address to the Nation and the Commonwealth}

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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