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Kristy Dawson

No mention of Prince Harry and Meghan in the first Christmas Day speech by King Charles III

There was no mention of Prince Harry and Meghan during the King's first Christmas Day speech.

King Charles III sympathised with families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis when he addressed the nation at 3pm on December 25. He praised individuals, charities and faith groups supporting those in need.

During the ten minute broadcast he made reference to his eldest son Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton visiting Wales. However there was no mention of his second son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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The pair, who now live in the USA, have recently released a Netflix documentary in which they make claims about the Royal Family.

During his first televised message on December 25, King Charles spoke about the "great anxiety and hardship" experienced by many trying to "pay their bills and keep their families fed and warm".

King Charles III during the recording of his first Christmas broadcast (PA)

He said: "I particularly want to pay tribute to all of those wonderfully kind people who so generously give food or donations or that most precious commodity of all - their time - to support those around them in greatest need.

"Together with many charitable organisations, which do such extraordinary work in the most difficult circumstances, our churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and gurdwaras, have once again united in feeding the hungry, providing love and support throughout the year.

"Such heartfelt solidarity is the most inspiring expression of loving our neighbour as our self. The Prince and Princess of Wales recently visited Wales, shining a light on practical examples of this community spirit."

William and Kate have been made Prince and Princess of Wales (Getty Images)

The King also used his first Christmas Day speech to thank the public for their love and sympathy following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen passed away at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in September this year. The 96-year-old was on the throne for more than 70 years and is Britain's longest-reigning monarch. Following her death, Prince Charles became King.

King Charles III takes part in the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 (Getty Images)

He opened his speech on Christmas Day by saying: "I'm standing here in this exquisite chapel of St George at Windsor Castle, to close to where by beloved mother, the late Queen, is laid to rest with my dear father.

"I'm reminded of the deeply touching letters, cards and messages which so many of you have sent my wife and myself and I cannot thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown our whole family.

"Christmas is a particularly poignant time for all of us that have lost loved ones. We feel their absence at every familiar turn of the season and remember them in each cherished tradition."

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