King Charles III’s emotional speech to a grieving nation made headlines on Saturday, which highlighted his tender language towards his “dear mum” and his promise to serve the people in a similar spirit to the Queen.
The Times he used a wrapper showing a pensive Charles outside Buckingham Palace, and his front page inside depicted him in the Blue Drawing Room inside the palace, at a desk bearing a photograph of his mother. The title is “I Pledge Myself to You.”
The Guardian it uses an image of Charles having a moment of quiet reflection and carries a line from Friday’s speech as the title: “I will try to serve you with faith and love.” It carries a 40-page supplement inside, charting a royal life.
The Daily Mail it features a very emotional image of a tearful Charles making his speech, which he described as “an exquisite and deeply personal tribute” to the Queen. Its title is: “Charles’ tearful tribute to his beloved mum”.
Dark shades dominate Daily Mirror’s front page, which examines the emotive leadership style that Charles wishes to exercise. Picturing him sitting in his office, the title is “Our new King’s promise to the nation…loyalty, respect, love.”
The Daily Telegraph looks at Charles’s gratitude to his mother and his promise to follow her example during his reign. “To my dearest mother, thank you” is the title. Markers for commentary pieces dominate the bottom half, detailing everything from personal encounters with King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II to how the Queen was trying to be good, rather than the ‘queen of hearts’.
The the weekend it says simply “My dearest mum” in its title and features Charles giving a royal wave, with Camilla, now Queen Consort, behind him.
The Sun it continues to use a rich shade of purple on its front and has placed ‘God save the king’ below its logo. Its front page shows Charles gazing adoringly at his mother, with the caption ‘to my dear mum, thank you’. His wrap highlights three key takeaways from Friday’s speech: first, one about his love for his wife Camilla, who is now Queen Consort. Second, William and Catherine became Prince and Princess of Wales. and lastly, his love for Harry and Meghan.
The FT weekend it gives Charles a full-width image, showing him mingling with well-wishers outside Buckingham Palace and the caption: ‘I will try to serve with loyalty, respect and love’. A dispatch at the bottom of the page describes the scenes outside the palace as dignified, with a crowd from all walks of life. “These are the days when Britain does well, when the country shakes off its self-doubt and gets its attention,” write Henry Mance and Jennifer Williams.
The Daily Express it shows a slightly red-eyed Charles during his speech and its title is the Hamlet quote he used in his message to his mother: “May ‘flights of Angels sing thee in thy rest’.”
The Daily registration it highlights Charles’ principles of “faith, respect and love” and also presents an image of the Queen in the prime of her youth for her departure.
The National gives its front page to a child adding a floral tribute to the many already laid in the ground, saying in the headline “Scotland Pays Tribute”.