Hidden details you may have missed

  • King Charles III recorded his first Christmas speech as monarch, which aired on Sunday.
  • It mentioned Prince William and Kate Middleton, but not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
  • The Christmas tree in the background was adorned with plastic-free and recyclable decorations.

King Charles’ first Christmas speech as monarch, broadcast on Sunday, contained hidden details that some may have missed.

In his first line, Charles briefly mentioned the importance of the location of his speech

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The notebook of the Saint-Georges chapel.

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Charles delivered the Quire’s address from St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, “so near where my beloved mother, the late Queen, rests with my dear father”.

“I remember the deeply touching letters, cards and messages that so many of you sent to my wife and myself, and I cannot thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown to all of our family,” he said.

He mentioned Prince William and Kate Middleton, but not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a walk at Windsor Castle

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022.

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Charles’ speech focused on the theme of ‘the power of light overcoming darkness’, expressing his gratitude to members of the armed forces, healthcare workers, teachers, charities and all those in public service. who “react so easily to the plight of others”. .”

“The Prince and Princess of Wales recently visited Wales, highlighting practical examples of this community spirit,” he said in his speech.

He didn’t mention Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, whose Netflix docuseries ‘Harry & Meghan’ explored the rift that formed between the couple and senior royals following their stepping back from their roles. of members of the royal family in 2020.

The Christmas tree in the background was adorned with durable decorations

Prince Charles delivers his Christmas speech.  An arrow points to the Christmas tree in the background.

King Charles III recorded his first Christmas broadcast inside George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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BBC News reported that the Christmas tree in the background of Charles’ speech featured plastic-free recyclable decorations.

As Prince of Wales, Charles has championed environmental causes, having released an Amazon Prime documentary series about companies working for sustainability and writing that ‘the eyes of our children and grandchildren are judging us’ on climate change in an essay for Newsweek.

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