With all the pomp of the greatest occasions, Charles III He traveled by carriage between Buckingham Palace and Westminster on Tuesday to deliver his first King’s Speech. About to turn 75, Charles officially took over from Elizabeth II (in 2022 he replaced his mother when she was still alive) and went down in history as the first king to preside over the opening of Parliament sessions since 1950, when His grandfather George IV did it.
Carlos paid tribute to “my beloved mother’s legacy of service and devotion”in the only homegrown phrase with which he started the King’s Speech, which basically consisted of the list of intentions of Rishi Sunak’s Government in the countdown to the general elections, scheduled for the end of 2024.
As tradition dictates, King Charles read at the dictate of the Government. to the monarch verde His voice did not tremble even when announcing the new gas and oil prospecting in the North Sea anticipated by Sunak and harshly criticized by environmental groups as a “reversal” in climate action.
In just ten minutes, Carlos reviewed around twenty initiatives of the conservative Government, from measures against anti-Semitism to the fight against inflation, including toughening penalties for serious crimes, a new anti-smoking law and investments in transport.
The king made an obligatory mention of “the consequences of the brutal actions of terrorism against the people of Israel” and announced the construction of a monument in memory of the victims of the Holocaust in Victoria Tower Gardens. The monarch assured the British Government’s commitment to “facilitate humanitarian aid to Gaza and support the cause of peace and stability in the Middle East“.