London, Sep 17 (PTI) Britain’s new King Charles III has pledged as Britain’s new ruler an “additional duty” to protect the country’s religious diversity and the sovereignty of various communities in the Commonwealth.
Addressing a group of leaders of various religions and denominations in Buckingham Palace’s Bow Room on Friday evening, Charles said he had always held the view that Britain was a “community of different communities”. The coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II was placed in this chamber before the final journey to Westminster Hall.
Committed to the Anglo-Christian sect, Charles said he believed in protecting all faiths and strengthening the foundation laid by his “beloved mother”.
Addressing about 30 leaders of different religions and sects, the new Maharaja said, “It has always been my view of Britain that it should be a community of communities.”
“I believe there is an additional duty that has been formally recognized relatively little but it cannot in any way be taken as an understatement,” he said. This duty is to protect the diversity of our country, which includes protecting the various faiths and adherence to them through religions, cultures, traditions and beliefs.
He said, “Diversity is not only contained in the laws of our country but it is also related to my faith.”