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The King's Address to the Nation and The Commonwealth

Wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you...

09 September 2022
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Coronation Day

06 May 2023
The Royal Family on the balcony on Coronation day
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The role of the Monarchy

Monarchy is the oldest form of government in the United Kingdom
The King and his Red Box

A Coronation message from His Majesty The King

We now rededicate our lives to serving the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and Commonwealth.

08 May 2023
Their Majesties' work as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Head of State

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The King and Diplomacy

Find out more about The King's work representing the UK at home and abroad.
King Charles III receives Francella Strickland, the High Commissioner of Samoa

The King's Commonwealth Day Message 2024

The Commonwealth family is strongest when we are connected, through friendship.

11 March 2024
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What is a State Visit?

State Visits play an integral role in strengthening the UK's relationship with countries
The King with President Macron
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Audiences

King Charles III receives the indigenous elder Uyunkar Domingo Peas, spokesperson for the Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon
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State Opening of Parliament

Each Parliamentary year begins in May when The King officially opens Parliament...
The King and Queen attend State Opening of Parliament
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Holyrood Week

The annual Holyrood Week celebrates Scottish culture, achievement and community...
The King and Queen in Scotland

Honouring Achievement

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Garden Parties

Each year over 30,000 guests are invited to garden parties...
The King speaks to a guest at a Garden Party
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Anniversary messages

Find out more about these special messages from The King

The King and the Armed Forces

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The Royal Family and the Armed Forces

Find out more about the long-standing associations between the Monarch and the Armed Services ...
The King inspects a Guard of Honour
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What is Trooping the Colour?

A display of military precision and horsemanship to mark The Queen's official birthday
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Remembrance Day

The King leads the nation in remembering those who have died in world wars and conflicts

Additional Themes of His Majesty's Work

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A speech by The King for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Senedd.

Over the last twenty-five years, the Senedd has become more than a symbol. It has become essential to the life of Wales. As we look back over the last quarter-century in the...

11 July 2024

The King's message to The England Football Team following their EURO2024 semi-final victory.

My wife and I join all our family in wishing you the warmest congratulations on reaching the final of the U.E.F.A. European Championship - and in sending our very best wishes...

10 July 2024
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Royal Week 2024

02 July 2024
The King during the Ceremony of the Keys
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Japan State Visit

25 June 2024
King Charles III laughs with Emperor Naruhito

Remarks by The King at Presentation of New Colours, Number Nine Company, Second Battalion, The Irish Guards

Every guardsman standing here today is thus the Heir and Successor to the great legacy, the historic customs and fine traditions of your forebears within the Battalion.

10 June 2024

A speech by The King at the D-Day National Commemoration British Normandy Memorial, Ver-sur-Mer, on the 80th anniversary of D-Day

On the beaches of Normandy, in the seas beyond and in the skies overhead, our Armed Forces carried out their duty with a humbling sense of resolve and determination: qualities...

06 June 2024

A speech by The King at the UK's National Commemorative Event in Portsmouth to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings

The stories of courage, resilience and solidarity which we have heard today, and throughout our lives, cannot fail to move us, to inspire us, and to remind us of what we owe...

05 June 2024

A message from The King to the United Nations 4th International Conference on Small Islands Developing States

Your future is our future. Our islands, our oceans, our planet and, ultimately, all of us need bold and determined action.

28 May 2024
Press release 04 May 2024

Royal Patronages Review

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Press release 26 April 2024

The King returns to public-facing duties

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Message from The King for the 2024 Royal Maundy Service

It is my special prayer today that Our Lord’s example of serving one another might continue to inspire us and to strengthen all our communities.

28 March 2024

Message from The King to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War

It is our duty to remember what was once called “the Forgotten War”.

19 March 2024
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Commonwealth Day 2024

11 March 2024
Commonwealth Day Service 2024

A message of condolence from The King to the President of Tanzania following the passing of former Tanzanian President, Ali Hassan Mwinyi

My thoughts and prayers are with former President Mwinyi’s family and the Tanzanian people at this time.

06 March 2024

The King's message marking two years of conflict in Ukraine

My heart goes out to all those affected, as I remember them in my thoughts and prayers.

24 February 2024

A message from His Majesty The King to Grenada marking their 50th year of Independence

On the occasion of the fiftieth Anniversary of the Independence of Grenada, it gives me great pleasure to send you all my congratulations and warmest good wishes.

07 February 2024

A message from His Majesty The King for the launch of Big Help Out 2024

I have long believed that one of the greatest strengths of our nation is our ability to come together and help each other through times of hardship. Throughout my life, I have...

31 January 2024
Press release 29 January 2024

A statement from Buckingham Palace

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Press release 26 January 2024

A message from The King on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

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Press release 25 January 2024

The King's Gold Medal for Poetry 2023

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A message from His Majesty The King to Their Majesties King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark

I look forward to working with you on ensuring that the enduring bond between our countries, and our families, remains strong, and to working together with you on issues which...

15 January 2024

A speech by His Majesty The King at the opening of COP28, Dubai, U.A.E

Change will come by working together and making it easier to embrace decisions that will sustain our world, rather than carry on as though there are no limits – or as though...

01 December 2023
Press release 29 November 2023

The King will visit Dubai to attend COP28 UAE

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The King's speech at the State Banquet for the Republic of Korea

As our nations strive towards a harmony between progress and preservation, between the past and the present, we can look to the future with great confidence as our peoples...

21 November 2023
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The King turns 75

14 November 2023
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Remembrance 2023

09 November 2023
The King salutes The Cenotaph