British King Charles III. for the first time in the role of monarch, he opened a new session of parliament. During a long speech, he presented the government’s new program. The priority will be the growth of the economy and the reduction of inflation.
King’s Speech. An event that combines hundreds of years old tradition with modern politics. The traditional opening speech at the start of a new session of the British Parliament was made by the King for the first time in seventy years.
King Charles III escorted by his wife, Queen Camilla, and a bodyguard, he set off from the gates of Buckingham Palace shortly before midday on Tuesday in a gilded carriage. The royal crown, encrusted with three thousand diamonds, traveled to the upper house of parliament alone.
Inside the House of Lords, the royal couple sat on gilded thrones. “My Lords and Members of the House of Commons. As I deliver this first King’s Speech in more than 70 years, I am mindful of the legacy my beloved mother left here,” Charles began the King’s Speech.
The speech to the king was written by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. It contained 21 draft laws that the parliament plans to deal with in the coming period. “My government will continue to take steps to reduce inflation. It is determined to fight anti-Semitism and ensure that the Holocaust is never forgotten,” said Karel.
According to some experts, the king’s speech confirmed the monarch’s pursuit of political neutrality, which his mother Queen Elizabeth II was also known for. Several of the points he spoke about probably contradict his own beliefs. For example, a plan to use more of Britain’s oil and gas reserves in the North Sea.
Charles III since he has been a well-known supporter of environmental protection since his youth. “My government will change this country and build a better future. Members of the House of Commons, I pray that the blessings of the Almighty God will help in your governance,” Karel concluded his speech.
The King’s or Queen’s Speech has been a British tradition since the 16th century. For King Charles III. but it wasn’t the first time he gave a speech. In May 2022, he stood in for his mother due to her ill health. But at that time he was still Prince Charles.