A MESSAGE from King Charles III was delivered during last week’s visit by The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, delivered the message to Governor General CA Smith.
In the message, the King recalls his own visit to The Bahamas in a timely reminder as the 50th anniversary of Independence draws near. He also hailed Bahamian efforts to press for action on climate change.
The King wrote: “I recall with great fondness my visit to The Bahamas in 1973 to attend the National Independence celebrations. Since that time, I have followed with particular interest and affection as The Bahamas have grown in strength and responded to a multitude of challenges with resilience and fortitude. Bahamians have impressively advocated on the global stage for much-needed change, including most admirably at COP26, inspiring others to be courageous in addressing the devastating impacts of global warming and climate change.”
He added: “As we look toward the 50th anniversary of Independence later this year, I would like to reiterate the sentiment I conveyed on behalf of The late Queen Elizabeth, in 1973, that The Bahamas are much-loved and valued members of the Commonwealth Family. I look forward to strengthening our close and special relationship in the years ahead.”
TalRussell 3 months ago
A gracious message from our colony's King Charles III. ---- Bahamians are thankful to His Majesty for sharing the Earl of Wessex and Forfar, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Forfar with His Majesty's loyal native subjects. ---- "The Queen gone dead, long live the king!" ----Yes?
truetruebahamian 3 months ago
Recognition of our historically being family and having such close and meaningful familiarity means an incalculable amount of strength firmed in our sharing and brotherhood.Those who cannot fathom the current and long term strength and implicationsof this bond have little appreciation of family and mutual protection of these bonds. Nowhere else could we find this certainty and trust.
Alan1 3 months ago
We have a long and historic connection with The Crown. It is the stable anchor in a world of uncertainty. Let us be proud of our parliamentary connections with the Monarchy. We share the Monarchy with several other Commonwealth nations including Canada, Australia and New Zealand who are all progressive and modern nations well respected in the world community. We need more history taught in our schools so we can appreciate what we have in our beautiful Bahamakand! The United Kingdom has been a true friend of our country and long may that last!
Baha10 3 months ago
Well said …
ExposedU2C 3 months ago
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