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King Charles III sent social media into a frenzy on Friday when he mentioned Meghan Markle during his address to the United Kingdom and Commonwealth following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The new king spoke about his mother’s legacy before touting members of the royal family, including his son Prince Harry and his American wife. Markle, who became the Duchess of Sussex after marrying Harry at Windsor Castle in May 2018, has been the center of controversy, as many believe she will be able to move on and off the couple’s 2020 departure from royal duties, moving to the US. Responsible for family discord.
“I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas,” King Charles III said before moving quickly.
King Charles III names William Prince of Wales, expresses ‘love’ for Harry and Meghan
Many approved of Markle’s mention of the polarizing, while others found room for criticism.
“Didn’t they actually refer to them as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Did they say Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? That’s why I don’t like this man, he’s insidious. Even if it’s called that way He should have changed it. In his speech,” wrote one critic.
National World Commercial Editor Graham Walker called it A “beautiful, loving and curt debut speech,” noting it “got me when they not only named the new Princes of Wales William and Kate, but wanted to ‘express their love for Harry and Meghan’. [sic]Because they build their lives abroad.'”
Kate Middleton seen for the first time since the death of Queen Elizabeth II
variety reporter KJ Yeosman asked“Is it important that King Charles said he was making Kate and William Prince and Princess of Wales, but didn’t mention Harry and Meghan’s titles at all? The current ones?”
Writer Chris Ray said, “Excellent speech. One that shows the beliefs and priorities of kings, one that lasts longer than they have, one that shows where he stands on so many things and one that shows me where I am.” Makes a strong point to show support for Harry and Meghan.”
“Wow. I wasn’t expecting to shout [Meghan] and Harry. I think times are about to change under him,” wrote another user.
Queen Elizabeth II is remembered as King Charles III ascends the British throne
Several others took to Twitter with thoughts on the comment:
When husband Prince Harry visited Scotland, Markle was left behind, although he had not arrived at Balmoral Castle before Queen Elizabeth’s death was announced. Royal commentator Kinsey Schofield told Fox News Digital that Markle’s absence was likely due to Kate Middleton’s decision to stay at Windsor.
King Charles III arrived Buckingham Palace Amidst the huge crowd on Friday. He and Queen Consort Camilla returned to London the day after Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
Fox News’ Lauryn Overhultz, Timothy HJ Nerozzi and Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.
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