Prince William of Wales promises to support Charles III in his first message after the death of Elizabeth II

The death of Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022 not only caused the accession to the throne of her eldest son, King Charles III, but also a change in the line of succession: the hitherto Duke of Cambridge became the successor of the Crown. It was during the first speech that his father offered to the British nation after the death of the Queen when it was confirmed that William had been named Prince of Wales. This title, whose origin dates back to the 14th century, is not obtained directly, as is the case with the Duchy of Cornwall, but must be the Monarch himself who voluntarily, and following his own wish, grants it to his inheritor.

Prince Charles, Camilla Parker and Prince William follow the Imperial Crown at the State Opening of Parliament 2022Prince Charles, Camilla Parker and Prince William follow the Imperial Crown at the State Opening of Parliament 2022

From the moment the news was confirmed, one of the first changes that occurred was the update of the description on the social media profiles of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. Precisely, the new Prince of Wales wanted to make use of these means to publicize his first message after the death of his grandmother and his father having already been proclaimed as the new King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland. The text is written on a black background, as a sign of mourning, and is headed by his new emblem: the W for the principality, Wales, given to him by Charles III.

William’s first message as Prince of Wales

“On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Kingdoms and the Commonwealth was absolute. Much will be said in the coming days about the meaning of her historic reign,” William of Wales begins in the which is the first message he shares to the whole world after the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. In fact, this is precisely how he wants to address her in this communicated sense. “I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I grieve for her loss, I am incredibly grateful. I have been fortunate to have the wisdom and security of the Queen during my five decades,” he continues. heir to the British Crown.

Prince William and Kate Middleton with Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and two of their great-grandchildrenPrince William and Kate Middleton with Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and two of their great-grandchildren

William of Wales also has a wink with his wife in the first message he has shared after hearing the news of his grandmother’s death. It should be remembered that Kate Middleton is the new Princess of Wales, a title that had not been used as such since the time of Lady Di, since Camilla Parker never wanted to use it, despite the fact that she was entitled to it by her marriage to the King. Charles III. “My wife has had 20 years of her guidance and support. My three children have enjoyed vacations with her and have memories that will last the rest of their lives,” adds Guillermo about the relationship that Queen Elizabeth II had with her own family.

Isabel II, the great support of Guillermo in his life

William of Wales takes stock of what his grandmother has meant in his life. “She has been by my side in my happiest moments. And she has been by my side in the saddest of my life”, possibly referring to the death of her mother, Princess Diana, despite the tension she always maintained the queen with her. “I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of having a life without Grannie (Granny) feels truly true,” he confesses sadly, with the detail of addressing the Queen in such an affectionate way, contributing the note of tenderness

Queen Elizabeth, Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton and their children Jorge, Carlota and Luis at the end of the Platinum JubileeQueen Elizabeth, Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton and their children Jorge, Carlota and Luis at the end of the Platinum Jubilee

“I give thanks for the kindness that she showed to my family and me. And I thank her for the benefit given to my generation, giving an example of service and dignity in public life that was from another era, but always relevant to all of us,” continues Prince William in his emotional message. “My grandmother said that pain is the price we pay for love. All the sadness that we will feel in the coming weeks will be the testimony of the love we felt for our extraordinary Queen,” says the eldest son of King Carlos III, anticipating the suffering who will continue to live in the days to come.

William of Wales also addresses his father

The message from the Prince of Wales has ended with a clear message to the new King of the United Kingdom. “I will honor his memory by supporting my father, the King, in the ways that he can,” concludes the text that has been uploaded to the different social networks available to him. It should be remembered that the new Sovereign, in his first speech offered to the nation, had nice words for his two sons, which shows how important they are for him also in this new path that he is undertaking as Monarch.

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