This is the second time that Charles has delivered a Christmas speech as head of British state since the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September last year. It was his first Christmas speech since his formal coronation in May.
Like Queen Elizabeth II, Charles writes the script for his Christmas speeches himself. Last year, he followed a similar script to his mother's Christmas letters: personal reflections combined with references to current topics and to the Christian faith.
This year's Christmas speech was recorded in the Center Room, the room in Buckingham Palace that leads to the balcony from which the royal family occasionally receives audiences. Members of the British royal family gathered in the central room for Charles' official coronation earlier this year.
During the speech, video clips of important moments for the royal family over the past year, such as Charles' coronation and his visit to Kenya, were shown. The photo also appeared in the photo of Charles's eldest son and heir to the throne, William, with his wife Catherine and their three children. His youngest son, Harry, and his wife, Meghan, were not seen.
King Charles and Queen Camilla spend Christmas at Sandringham House in Norfolk. They attended a church service there this morning on the occasion of Christmas.
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