king Charles iii is proclaimed as UK monarch king
For the first time, the historic event at St James's Palace was broadcast on television. Meanwhile, the trip to her ultimate resting place for Queen Elizabeth II is about to begin.
- The Accession Council recognizes Charles III as the new king,
- and Queen Elizabeth II’s journey to her final resting place begins.
- Charles informs Prime Minister David Cameron that the queen’s death was “the moment I had been dreading.
Leading British politicians take the oath of office.
Liz Truss, the new British Prime Minister, and other senior members of her administration took an oath of devotion to King Charles III, hours after he was legally acknowledged as the British royal. In the House of Commons, the lawmakers promised to “hold loyal devotion to his Majesty King Charles, his heirs, and successors.” Although all legislators swear loyalty to the king after being elected, it is not necessary to renew the oath if a new sovereign ascends to the throne. However, MPs will be given the option to do so in the following days. The British lower house has convened on a rare Saturday session to honor the late Queen Elizabeth. Following the death of the Queen, all other legislative action was halted.
The second announcement follows the procession.
A second proclamation declaring Charles’ succession to the throne has been issued at London’s Royal Exchange. The language was identical to that used an hour before in St James’s Palace. The pronouncement, which was met with cheers from the assembled throng, occurred after a formal parade from the city centre to the building.
Charles III is formally proclaimed as the next monarch.
Following the Accession Council’s previous recognition of Charles III as the new sovereign, the so-called Principal Proclamation was read from the balcony of St James’s Palace. A fanfare and simultaneous gun salutes from nearby Hyde Park and the Tower of London accompanied the proclamation of Charles’ accession to the British throne.
‘Heavy duties,’ says Charles.
In a statement during the event, Charles III publicly announced the death of his “loving mother,” Queen Elizabeth II, and thanked the people for its support for his entire family following the loss. He stated that he was “fully conscious” of the “great duties” that had been bestowed upon him as the new king. “In accepting these responsibilities, I will strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony, and prosperity of the peoples of these islands, as well as of the commonwealth realms and territories throughout the world,” he said.
The Accession Council declares Charles to be the next British monarch.
The Accession Council has legally declared Charles, Elizabeth II’s eldest son who died on September 8, as the new British ruler. The council also revealed the new king’s name as head of state in a televised ceremony: Charles the Third. The heir-apparent, Charles’ son William, who has also acquired his father’s title of Prince of Wales, attended the wedding. Following his mother’s death, Charles immediately became the next monarch, with Saturday’s declaration just confirming his identification as the new king.
What will happen on Saturday?
Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, Charles, will be declared king at 10 a.m. local time (0900 UTC) at the Accession Council, which will hold the event at the state apartments of St James’s Palace in the City of Westminster. For the first time, the meeting will be televised. Following the declaration, the new king, dubbed Charles III, would convene his first privy council, which is a commission that advises the monarch on state matters. At 11 a.m. local time (1000 UTC), a public announcement will be issued from the palace’s balcony. A fanfare and cannon salutes are planned to accompany the announcement.