The Privy Council, made up of politicians, senior clerics and Supreme Court justices, first met without the king to announce the new monarch and arrange the affairs surrounding the announcement. A little later they were joined by Prince William, Duke of Cornwall, as well as Queen Consort Camilla, Prime Minister Liz Truss.
London St. In a televised ceremony, the Council of Succession to the Throne at James’ Palace announced that “upon the death of the Sovereign of illustrious memory, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George becomes our King Charles III… God save the King!”
The first to sign the proclamation was the eldest son of the monarch and the new heir to the throne, Prince William, then Camilla, the king’s wife.
This proclamation is an official act. Charles III automatically became the British King after the death of the Queen Mother.
An hour after the meeting, the king gave his first public keynote address.
The oath states that he “assumes the duties and responsibilities of sovereignty” and follows in the footsteps of his late mother.
“I know that I must cultivate the love and loyalty of the people whose sovereign I have been called to be,” he said.
The new king also added that he was “very encouraged by the support of my beloved wife”.
The Secretary of the Council announced that “upon the death of the Sovereign of illustrious memory, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George becomes our King Charles III. . . . God save the King!”
The assembled members of the Council then repeated: “God save the King!”
During the second part of the meeting, the new monarch announced that the day of his mother’s funeral would be a day off.
Charles III’s accession to the throne was announced to the public by the reading of an official proclamation from St. Jacob’s Palace balcony after a solemn trumpet fanfare at 11 a.m. local (13:00 Lithuanian) time.
An official reading the proclamation from the balcony declared Charles “our only rightful monarch”.
Gun salutes were fired simultaneously throughout the country, and the proclamation was also read publicly in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in accordance with the old tradition of announcing a new monarch to his subjects.
In honor of the new king, flags across the country were briefly raised to the top of the mast, but then lowered again in further mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The coronation ceremony will take place sometime later. Elizabeth II’s coronation took place in 1953, 14 months after she became queen on the death of her father.
“You have to live on”
A huge crowd gathered outside Buckingham Palace to mourn the death of the Queen and to welcome the new King.
“I’m sad, but you have to live on. I think this king will be different,” said Sarah Berdien, a 53-year-old resident of London.
“The Queen has always been the Queen – always the same, no drama.”
Dany Van Laanen, 36, said the bar was “set high” for Charles because his mother, whom he replaced, was highly respected and for most people in the UK she was the only monarch in their lives until now.
“I really hope he succeeds in modernizing the monarchy,” he added.
Pledge of Allegiance
Prime Minister Liz Truss and senior members of her government took the oath of allegiance to King Charles III in the House of Commons on Saturday.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, was the first to be sworn in, followed by the longest-serving MPs, followed by the Prime Minister.
After election, all legislators swear allegiance to the monarch. The requirement to take a new oath when the monarch changes is not set out in law, but all 650 MPs will have the opportunity to take a new oath in the coming days.
The new king is declared the head of state of Canada
King Charles III was crowned Canada’s monarch in a ceremony in Ottawa on Saturday, making him the head of state of Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations.
Although Canadians are relatively indifferent to the monarchy, many in the country admired the late Queen Elizabeth II, whose silhouette is depicted on their coins.
King Charles III vows to “serve for life” as the country mourns the late monarch
Britain’s King Charles III vowed to follow his late mother’s example of “a lifetime of service” in his inaugural address on Friday.
Charles III, 73, became monarch immediately following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday afternoon. In his first address as a monarch to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations from Buckingham Palace, Charles III thanked his “beloved mother” for her “love and devotion to our family and the family of nations”.
“Angels bless you,” Charles III, dressed in a black suit and tie, said in an emotional speech, quoting William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
“As the Queen has done with such unwavering devotion, so I now solemnly pledge myself to defend the constitutional principles which are the foundation of our nation for the rest of my God-given time.”
As Charles III made his speech, dignitaries and prominent public figures attended a service for the late Queen St. Paul’s Cathedral, where the renewed national anthem “God Save the King” was officially played for the first time.
Earlier, Charles III was greeted with flowers and cheers outside Buckingham Palace as he returned to London from the royal family’s Balmoral residence in Scotland, where his mother died at the age of 96 on Thursday. “It will not be easy for him to follow his mother’s example,” 56-year-old Londoner Stephen Johnson, holding a UK flag and a photo of the late monarch, told AFP outside Buckingham Palace.
“He is our king now, we have to love him,” the man added.
Church bells tolled across the country and 96 gunshots were fired, one for each year of Elizabeth II’s life, to honor the memory of the queen who ruled the United Kingdom for seven decades.
On Friday, Charles III held his first audience at Buckingham Palace with Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed to the post only on Tuesday, in one of Elizabeth II’s last official appearances.
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