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Congratulating King Charles III

Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – On the auspicious occasion of his coronation His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to King Charles III to offer his warm congratulations.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Prince Charles walking on the grounds of Clarence House in London, UK, on June 21, 2012.

“May Your Majesty live long,” he wrote, “and the peoples of the United Kingdom enjoy happiness and prosperity.

“Having been privileged to enjoy your friendship for many years, I am confident that you will continue to accomplish this great responsibility with kindness and affection, dedicated to the service of others.

“Today,” His Holiness added, “the international community is going through very challenging times. I believe we must make concerted efforts to achieve a more compassionate, peaceful world by resolving problems like the gap between rich and poor and protecting the natural environment of this planet that is our only home, in the spirit of the oneness of humanity.

His Holiness concluded his letter: “I wish you every success in meeting the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the British people and contributing to the creation of a more peaceful world, free of violent conflict.”