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The King has used his second Christmas message to praise people’s “growing awareness of how we must protect our Earth”.

The monarch described the natural world as a “manifestation of the divine” and said that caring for it is a “responsibility owned by people of all faiths and none”.

“We care for the Earth for the sake of our children’s children,” he said.

Alongside a clip of him being shown the work of Baus Taka Enterprise in Mombasa, Kenya, he said: “During my lifetime I’ve been so pleased to see a growing awareness of how we must protect the Earth and our natural world as the one home which we all share.

“I find great inspiration now from the way so many people recognise this.”

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King praises ‘growing’ green awareness

That message is also reflected in the Christmas story, he added, “which tells us that angels brought the message of hope first to shepherds”.

He described them as “people who lived simply along God’s creatures” and “those close to nature”.

He also referenced the wars in the Middle East and Ukraine as a “time of increasingly tragic conflict around the world” and said he “prays that we can also do all in our power to protect each other”.

“The words of Jesus seem more than ever relevant: do to others as you would have them to you,” he said.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Picture date: Monday December 25, 2023.
King Charles and Queen Camilla attending the Christmas Day morning church service

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