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King Charles III remembered his mother’s lifetime of “incomparable service” while addressing the Scottish Parliament on Monday for the first time since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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“Through all the years of her reign, the queen, like so many generations of our family before her found in the hills of this land and the hearts of its people a haven and a home,” he said.

“While still very young, the queen pledged herself to serve her country and her people and to maintain the principles of constitutional government. As we now mark with gratitude a promise most faithfully filled, I am determined with God’s help and with yours to follow that inspiring example.”

The king said that his Scottish titles, including the Duke of Rothesay, will now go to Prince William.

The king and Queen Consort Camilla visited parliament on Monday as lawmakers gathered to pay respects to the late queen. Parliament held a moment of silence before Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon offered a motion of condolence following Elizabeth’s death.

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“Most of us simply do not remember life without the queen,” she said, remembering the queen as someone who “set an exceptional example for us all.”

“Our nation is in mourning today for a queen whose loss we have not yet begun to come to terms with,” she said. “Queen Elizabeth, Queen of Scots. We are grateful for her life. May she now rest in peace.”

Queen Elizabeth II dies: King Charles III addresses Parliament

Earlier Monday, Charles promised to continue his mother’s legacy in an address to the British Parliament.

Charles was proclaimed king on Saturday morning, two days after Elizabeth died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The queen had reigned over the United Kingdom for 70 years, the second-longest of any monarch in the world and the longest in British history.

Elizabeth will lie in rest at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, until Tuesday, after which her coffin will be transported to Buckingham Palace, according to officials.