On May 10, Prince Charles replaced Elizabeth II to deliver the Queen’s speech to Parliament. The heir’s speech was harshly criticized.
Prince Charles replaced the weakened Elizabeth II at the opening of parliament on May 10
The heir to the throne delivered a speech that was not unanimous
Many commentators pointed to a clear contradiction in his speech
It was a very important moment for Prince Charles. On May 10, the future King of England replaced his mother, Elizabeth II, at the opening of the British Parliament. Due to health and mobility issues, Her Majesty was forced to cancel this event for the first time in nearly 60 years and thus delegate her speech to Prince Charles. And if he was particularly moved by this solemn moment, the Prince of Wales is at the heart of a minor controversy. In his speech, written by representatives, he said the government would work to: “contribute to alleviating the cost of living for families” in a context of economic uncertainty. An announcement that Crown viewers didn’t like at all† Soon they noticed a rather grotesque contradiction.
Indeed, for this speech, Prince Charles was installed on a throne completely covered in gold and adorned with all the royal garb. “I would have just made this announcement from any other room, wearing a different outfit,”This man sits on a golden throne talking about the cost of living† It’s outrageous more than parody,” “Next time Biden makes a speech about lowering the cost of living, I want him to come out of a life-size Klimt painting diorama, clad in gold. studded with rubies and emeralds”, “I will never understand how we still have kings and queens in the 21st century. Royalty lives off the abundance of wealth provided to them by working-class taxpayersand they explain on television on a golden throne how they will help the poor”we can read in particular on Twitter.
Elizabeth II: After her remarkable absence, she reappears
Speaking to parliament, Prince Charles explained the series of the government’s key bills for the upcoming parliamentary session. Purchasing power, Northern Ireland, many topics were covered, like “defending democracy” around the world, especially in Ukraine. Present alongside his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, and his eldest son, Prince William, the heir was therefore not unanimous with commentators and the British. It must be said that many were disappointed and concerned about Her Majesty’s absence. Since the beginning of her reign, Elizabeth II has missed this important speech only twice: in 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with her sons Andrew and Edward. A few days later, she appeared radiant and dashing at another event. Reassuring images!
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