King Charles III he gave the traditional Christmas speech to the country, underlining the importance of taking care of the planet “for the good of our children’s children”. The monarch, a well-known environmentalist, said he found “great inspiration” in the “growing awareness of how we must protect the Earth and nature”.
“In a time of increasingly tragic conflicts – underlined King Charles III in his speech to the country on the occasion of Christmas – throughout the world, I pray that we can do everything in our power to protect each other”, he said, recalling Jesus’ teaching to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. “These values are universal” and “more relevant than ever”, he underlined.
Sarah Ferguson at mass with royalty, first time in 30 years
The British royal family, as per tradition, went to Christmas mass in Sandringham, Scotland, where they gather for the festive period. The novelty was the presence of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York: for the first time in over 30 years, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife joined King Charles and Camilla, William and Kate with their children, the Dukes of Edinburgh and her ex-husband himself, together with their daughter Beatrice with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, on the public walk to the church.