In his second Christmas Day message since being formally crowned monarch in May, King Charles III emphasized environmentalism and global peace. Speaking from Buckingham Palace, the 75-year-old monarch expressed inspiration from the “growing awareness of how we must protect the Earth and our natural world.” Standing beside a living Christmas tree, a first for the UK monarchy’s festive address, the eco-conscious king prayed for peace amidst conflicts worldwide. Charles, a long-term environmental campaigner, highlighted the responsibility for caring for the Earth, appealing to people of all faiths. Acknowledging tragic global conflicts, he urged protection and invoked universal values, ending with Jesus’ words: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Charles, formally crowned in May, maintained the tradition of addressing current issues with a Christian framework in his annual Christmas message from Buckingham Palace. The royal family gathered at Sandringham for Christmas, with Prince Harry and Meghan notably absent.