Charles of Wales has been heir apparent for three years, making him the longest-serving heir to the throne in United Kingdom history.
After becoming ruler, Charles has the option of choosing any name to use for his reign.
For example, King George VI’s real name was actually Albert. The two previous monarchs were called Charles.
This year, Charles has already taken over some of the Queen’s duties as her health has deteriorated significantly and she has been forced to give up some engagements, including the State Opening of Parliament.
Charles and Prince William acted as advisers of state when the Queen delegated her sovereign powers for specific purposes.
The new successor
Since birth in 1982 Prince William was second in line to the throne, two steps away from the throne.
Now his father is the king, and the prince has become the first heir. Prince William does not automatically become the Prince of Wales as the title is bestowed by the monarch, but he is now the Duke of Cornwall and his wife Catherine is the Duchess of Cornwall.
Unlike the Queen, Prince William knew all his life that he would one day become the heir to the throne. Behind him in the line of succession is his eldest child, Prince George. The nine-year-old is now second in line to the throne.
After the Queen’s death, the throne passed immediately and unceremoniously to the heir Charles, the former Prince of Wales.
However, in order to be crowned king, he has to go through some practical and traditional steps.
What will it be called?
One of his first actions is to decide whether he will rule as King Charles III or take another name.
For example, his grandfather George VI’s name was Albert, but he reigned using one of his middle names. Charles could choose any of four names – Charles Philip Arthur George.
He’s not the only one facing a title change.
Although he is also heir to the throne, Prince William will not automatically become Prince of Wales. However, he will immediately inherit his father’s other title, the Duke of Cornwall. His wife Catherine will be called the Duchess of Cornwall.
A new title will also be given to Charles’ wife, whose full title will be Queen Consort – a consort being the term used to refer to a monarch’s spouse.
Within the first 24 hours or so of his mother’s death, Charles would be officially proclaimed king. It will take place at St James’s Palace in London, in the presence of a solemn body known as the Accession Council.
It is made up of members of the Privy Council, a group of former and current senior MPs and civil servants, Commonwealth High Commissioners and the Lord Mayor of London.
In theory, more than 700 people can attend, but due to the short notice of the event, the actual number is likely to be much lower. At the last meeting of the Admission Council in 1952 about 200 people participated.
The king traditionally does not attend
At the meeting, the death of Queen Elizabeth II will be announced by the Lord President of the Privy Council (currently MP Penny Mordaunt) and a proclamation will be read aloud.
The wording of the proclamation can vary, but traditionally it consists of a series of prayers and pledges honoring the previous monarch and pledging support for the new one.
This proclamation is signed by several dignitaries, including the Prime Minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Chancellor.
As with all these ceremonies, attention will be paid to what may have been changed, added or updated as a sign of the new era.
The King’s First Declaration
The accession council meets again – usually a day later – and this time with the king and the Privy Council present.
There is no ‘swearing-in’ at the beginning of the British monarch’s reign, as is the case with some other heads of state, such as the US president. However, the new king issues a declaration and according to the 18th century. swears to uphold the tradition established at the beginning of the Church of Scotland.
A fanfare from trumpeters will be followed by a public proclamation announcing Charles as the new king. In Saint James’s Palace, an official called the King of Arms will do this from the balcony above the monastery palace.
He will address: “For the first time since 1952, when the national anthem is played, its words will be ‘God Save the King.’
Gun volleys will be fired in Hyde Park, the Tower of London and from naval ships, and proclamations declaring Charles King will be read in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
The symbolic point of entry into power will be the coronation, when Charles will be officially crowned. Because of the necessary preparations, the coronation will likely not take place immediately after Charles ascends the throne – Queen Elizabeth II took the throne in 1952. February, but was crowned only in 1953. in June.
Coronations have taken place at Westminster Abbey for the past 900 years, with William the Conqueror being the first monarch to be crowned here and Charles being the 40th.
It is an Anglican religious service performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. At the climax of the ceremony, he will place the crown of St. Edward on Charles’ head – 1661. made gold crown.
It is the main part of the crown jewels of the Tower of London, which the monarch only wears during the coronation itself (just because it weighs a whopping 2.23 kg).
Unlike a royal wedding, a coronation is a public holiday – paid for by the government, which draws up the guest list.
There will be music, readings and a ritual of anointing the new monarch with oils of orange, rose, cinnamon, musk and amber.
The new king will take his coronation oath in front of the whole world. In this elaborate ceremony, he will receive an orb and scepter to symbolize his new role, and the Archbishop of Canterbury will place a solid gold crown on his head.
Head of the Commonwealth
Charles became the Commonwealth – 56 independent countries and 2.4 billion. the head of the people’s association. In fourteen of these countries, as well as the United Kingdom, the king is the head of state.
Countries known as Commonwealth of Nations are: Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu .
Charles is expected to meet with the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, as early as today. A formal application for the coronation will be made as soon as it is possible to do so.
Members of the Privy Council, which advises monarchs on the governance of the country, will be summoned. Traditionally, among those invited are representatives of the House of Lords, aldermen and other high-ranking citizens of the City of London.
The United Kingdom and other countries whose queen was Elizabeth II will begin 10 days of mourning.
According to the monarchs, details and plans for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be announced when the documents are signed by the king.
Tradition dictates that a framed formal announcement of the Queen’s death be affixed to the railing of the Buckingham Palace gate.
Royal residences open to the public will be closed. Gunshots will ring out as a sign of respect.
Earlier, The Guardian published an article detailing the announcement of the death of the Queen or King.
According to official rules, Charles became king the moment Queen Elizabeth II’s eyes were closed.
Her relatives must gather and kiss her hands.
Sir Christopher Geidt is the first representative to be appointed for special matters relating to death. This is the personal secretary of Elizabeth II, a former diplomat who was knighted for the second time in 2014.
Mr. Geidts had to contact the Prime Minister immediately. The last British monarch died 65 years ago. George VI’s death was reported under the code words “Hyde Park Corner”. This was done to protect the information so that the operators would not understand what happened.
According to The Guardian, the words “London Bridge” were spoken when Elizabeth II died. If the prime minister hadn’t woken up yet – which is unlikely in this case – she would have been resurrected quickly.
The phrase “London Bridge has come down” is spoken to her in safe lines.
Later, information according to the plan travels to countries whose official queen was Elizabeth II, then those where the queen was more of a symbol.
The new king will be called Charles III
It has been officially confirmed that the new king will officially be called King Charles III.
Statement of the new king on the death of his mother
The Royal Family has just released a statement on behalf of the new King Charles.
“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of greatest sadness for me and my family,” the statement said. “We mourn the death of a dear monarch and a much-loved mother.”
“During this time of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted to know that the Queen was widely respected and loved,” the statement added.
Adapted from BBC info.