Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) congratulated King Charles. Photo/CNN
“In a message to the British monarch, the Kingdom’s leaders praised the relationship between the two countries and affirmed their willingness for further bilateral cooperation,” the Saudi Press Agency reported. Al ArabiyaSaturday (10/9/2022).
The cable from King Salman also reportedly carries a message of good health.
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King Charles vowed to follow his late mother’s example when he was formally proclaimed the new king of England at a historic ceremony at St James’s Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 last Thursday after a reign of 70 years. His funeral plans had been prepared for a long time and were highly choreographed for a day of national mourning and a state funeral to be held in just over a week.
Charles, 73, immediately took his mother’s place but the Council of Accessions met on Saturday to declare him king, with his son and heir William, his wife Camilla and Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, among those who signed the proclamation.
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During the council’s official meeting, six former prime ministers, bishops, and a number of politicians chanted “God Save The King.”
“I am well aware of this great legacy and the heavy duties and responsibilities of Sovereignty that have now been entrusted to me,” said Charles.
“In taking on this responsibility, I will endeavor to follow the inspiring example I have set in upholding constitutional government and to seek peace, harmony and prosperity for the peoples of these islands and the territories and territories of the Commonwealth around the world,” he added.
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