Charles’ Christmas speech made headlines in Britain for focusing on the cost of living crisis ravaging the nation, where unions representing nurses, paramedics, postal workers, border guards and railway workers have all called for strikes and demanded that their wages match the Keeping up with records – high inflation.
The King praised those in public service and charity work and said their contributions were a demonstration of the true meaning of Christmas.
Charles, who has campaigned on climate change for decades but has had to shelve his public advocacy to remain politically neutral as a sovereign, also acknowledged the “great fear and hardship” for those facing famine and disaster and trying to control theirs to keep families warm and fed, in the UK and abroad.
As King, Charles is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. But he used his speech to appeal to people of all religions as well as atheists, saying the message of Jesus’ birth is true for mankind.
Praising his mother’s long legacy in public service, he said he and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, have been deeply touched by all the messages of love and support they have received since the Queen’s death.
Charles filmed his Christmas message at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, near his parents’ gravesite.
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