Former British Prime Ministers have praised Britain's new king, Charles III, to the skies.
Tony Blair, also a former prime minister, echoed the praise: he wrote in the "Sunday Times" that the king was well prepared for what lay ahead. He felt a heavy responsibility with King Charles III at this moment. "But I also believe in him." Strengthened by the example of his mother, his affection for the office is clear. "He is an intelligent, caring and good man." His sense of service to his people and his love for them would be as profound as his mother's. "He's well prepared and I have no doubt he's up to the task."
Charles (73) was officially proclaimed the new British head of state on Saturday. He had already automatically become king with the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday.