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King Charles greets the late Queen and public workers in his first Christmas message

origin 1King Charles III of Great Britain delivers his first message in the Quire of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. ©Victoria Jones/AP

Britain’s new monarch evoked memories of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as she delivered her first Christmas message as monarch.

His speech also paid tribute to the “selfless dedication” of British public service workers, many of whom are currently staging mass strikes as they battle the government for pay rises amid rising inflation.

In a pre-recorded message, the king also empathized with people struggling to make ends meet “at a time of great anxiety and hardship”.

Like other parts of the world, the UK is struggling with a cost-of-living crisis. Soaring food and energy prices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have created financial strain for many individuals and families.

Speaking of videotaping food banks and other charities, Charles expressed sympathy for “those back home finding ways to pay their bills and keep their families fed and warm.”

Charles has also reached out to people of other faiths in the UK and across the British Commonwealth, saying the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ crosses “the boundaries of faith and belief”.

To find out more, watch the RockedBuzz via Euronews report in the video above.