British ex-Prime Minister David Cameron referred to Charles III. as the “very worthy successor” to the Queen. Tony Blair also has “no doubt” that the new king is up to the task.
LONDON – Former British Prime Ministers have praised Britain’s new King, Charles III, to the skies.
David Cameron told the BBC in an interview due to air this Sunday: “From what I’ve seen he’s going to be brilliant at this job. Brilliant at listening, brilliant at asking questions, giving wise recommendations and wise advice. It was probably the longest apprenticeship in history.” Cameron said the new king, like his mother – the late Queen – is an “eminent diplomat” and will prove to be a “very worthy successor” when it comes to the British government support abroad.
Tony Blair, also a former prime minister, echoed the praise: he wrote in the Sunday Times that the king was well prepared for what lay ahead. He felt a heavy responsibility with King Charles III at this moment. “But I also believe in him.” Strengthened by the example of his mother, his affection for the office is clear. “He is an intelligent, caring, and good man.” His sense of service to, and love for, his people would be as profound as his mother’s. “He’s well prepared and I have no doubt he’s up to the task.”
Charles (73) was officially proclaimed the new British head of state on Saturday. He had already automatically become king with the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday. dpa