Monarchy: Royal Christmas address: Charles demands understanding

The British King Charles III.

Monarchy: Royal Christmas address: Charles demands understanding

The British King Charles III. In his Christmas address this year, he called for understanding for one another.

"At a time of increasing tragic conflict in the world, I pray that we can do everything in our power to protect each other," the 75-year-old said on television on Christmas Day.

Charles quoted a Bible passage that calls for treating other people the way you would want them to treat you. These words of Jesus are more relevant than ever, said the king. Such values ​​are universal and link the Abrahamic family of religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam - and other belief systems in the Commonwealth and around the world.

“They remind us that we should empathize with our neighbors and work for their well-being as much as ours,” said the king in his speech, which he recorded in advance at Buckingham Palace in London.

Second Christmas address for Charles

It was the monarch's second Christmas address since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and the first since his coronation in May. In the video he paid tribute to people who do volunteer work. Over the course of the year, many examples of people caring for each other warmed his heart. "Simply because they know it's the right thing to do: at work and at home, inside and outside their communities."

Charles also spoke about environmental protection, which has long been important to him. The monarch said he was pleased that during his life he saw a growing awareness of the need to protect the earth and nature. They are the “one home we all share.” He gave his speech in front of a Christmas tree, which the palace said would be replanted later.

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