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Charles III visits Scotland in his first public event after a period of mourning

Charles III visits Scotland in his first public event after a period of mourning




England’s King Charles III and his wife Camilla, the Queen consort, visited Scotland on Monday First public event together after the end of the mourning period For the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Hundreds of people have gathered on the streets of Dunfermline in the Fife region of northern Scotland to try to see the new king. Charles III has visited Dunfermline formally grant city status The birthplace of another king of the same name, Charles I, who ruled in the 17th century and was the last British monarch born in Scotland.

Following the death of Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle (Scotland) after ruling for more than 70 years, Charles III of England was proclaimed the new king. In the United Kingdom, the period 10 days of national mourning till the funeral of the queenHeld on 19 September.

Scotland plans to hold an independence referendum next year. In Scotland, the monarchy is currently the more popular option than the republic, although less so than in England. According to a YouGov survey published in May, 75% of Scots positively valued the role of Elizabeth II During his reign, although 43% were not sure that the then Prince Charles may be a “good king”.

“There couldn’t be a better way”

Dunfermline was one of eight places to achieve city status as part of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee CelebrationsHis reign of 70 years.

In a speech at his first public event after the death of Elizabeth II, Carlos III stated that “There can’t be a better way to remember In a life of exceptional service to my dear mother, than to confer this honor at a place which is known for the indispensable role it has played in our country.

“We gather to celebrate the occasion, but also to commemorate the life of His Late Majesty, for whom the deepest love Scotland was one of the foundations of his life“, added the king.

Carlos and Camilla will then travel to Edinburgh to meet about 300 people, including Indians, Pakistanis and other South Asians, to pay tribute to their contributions to Britain.

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