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King Charles pledges service, expresses love for late mother, family

William and Kate named the prince and princess of Wales

Britain's King Charles gave a televised address to the nation on Friday, his first since the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth.   © Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) -- Britain's King Charles pledged on Friday to follow the example of his mother Queen Elizabeth in devoting himself to duty, during a solemn address to the nation in which he also spoke of his love for her and for his wife and children.

Charles became king on Thursday after Elizabeth died aged 96 at her Scottish residence, and on Friday he flew down from Scotland to London and delivered his first speech as sovereign.

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