King Charles sends a message of congratulations… to North Korea! Her Majesty’s “good wishes for the future” are addressed to the totalitarian regime on the advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Her Majesty’s words were sent via the North Korean Embassy in London
- It was to mark the 75th annual celebration of the founding of North Korea.
King Charles sent a congratulatory message to North Korea on the occasion of the 75th annual celebration of its founding.
Citing her “good wishes for the future”, Her Majesty’s words were sent via the North Korean embassy in London on the advice of the Foreign Office.
Despite concerns about the totalitarian dictatorship’s weapons testing programs and its human rights record, Britain has a policy of encouraging North Korea to “engage with the world externally through credible dialogue.
In 2021, it emerged that officials had also advised Queen Elizabeth II to recognize the country’s national celebration.
At the time, Buckingham Palace said it was “common practice” for national holidays around the world to be recognized by the monarch.
King Charles sent his “good wishes for its future” in recognition of the 75th annual celebration of the founding of North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marked the anniversary of the country’s founding with a parade of paramilitary groups and diplomatic exchanges
The North Korean mission chief was also offered an invitation to King Charles’ coronation in May, on the advice of Whitehall, as well as the late queen’s funeral.
In his first message to the country, King Charles said: “As the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea celebrate their National Day, I extend my best wishes for the future. »
His message was reported by the official KCNA newspaper.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marked the anniversary of the country’s founding with a parade of paramilitary groups and diplomatic exchanges in which he pledged to deepen ties with China and Russia.
The parade showed rocket launchers hidden in delivery trucks and tractors towing troops and weapons.