King Charles III proclaimed the British monarch in a historic ceremony

King Charles III proclaimed the British monarch in a historic ceremony

King Charles III proclaimed the British monarch in a historic ceremony

LONDON: King Charles III pledged to follow his mother’s “inspiring example” the late Queen Elizabeth II, as proclaimed Britainthe new monarch on Saturday in a historic ceremony of the Accession Council which was broadcast on television for the first time in history.
“God save the King” were the words with which those in attendance reaffirmed the council clerk’s proclamation. Charles then delivered his proclamation speech, which began with the “sadliest duty” of announcing the death of Queen Elizabeth II, “an example of lifelong love and selfless service”.
“My mother’s reign was unparalleled in devotion and devotion. Even when we mourn, we give thanks for this very faithful life,” said King Charles III.
“In taking up these responsibilities, I will strive to follow the inspiring example I have been given in maintaining constitutional government and to promote the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these islands and of the realms and territories of the commonwealth around the world,” he said.
The throne had passed to the 73-year-old former Prince of Wales after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday and Saturday’s ceremony marked his formal declaration and swearing-in at St James’s Palace in London.
King Charles was accompanied by his wife, Queen Consort Camillaand his son and heir Prince William – the new Prince of Wales – who added their signatures to the formal proclamation documents.
Charles confirmed the tradition of relinquishing all revenue and the Crown Estate to the land in exchange for the Sovereign Grant covering royal costs in the UK.
The king had returned from Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Friday, where the Queen’s health deteriorated and she breathed her last.
Flags dropped on the palace in mourning for the late Queen were raised at full mast following the Accession Council’s proclamation, following a wave of further proclamations by the UK to take effect on Sunday – when flags in a state will be half mast again in mourning for the queen.
“As the Queen herself did with such unwavering devotion, I now also solemnly pledge myself, during the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our nation,” Charles said in his first televised address. as king on Friday night.
“And to my dear mama, as you embark on your last great journey to join my dear papa, I just want to say this: thank you. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years. May ‘flights of angels sing to you at your rest,’ said he.
Shortly after a Principal Proclamation was first read publicly by the Garter King of Arms from the balcony overlooking Friary Court at St James’s Palace, accompanied by a 41-gun salute fired by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park in London .
The Privy Council, made up of politicians, leading members of the clergy and Supreme Court judges, met first without the king to proclaim the new monarch and settle matters pertaining to the proclamation.
Following the proclamation, King Charles III held his first Privy Council meeting and made his personal statement to “take upon himself the duties and responsibilities of sovereignty” and follow in the footsteps of his late mother.
On Friday, the King held his first audience with British Prime Minister Liz Truss at Buckingham Palace, shortly after he was greeted with applause and cheers by large crowds who gathered at the palace gates in mourning for the Queen and to catch a glimpse of the new monarch and his queen consort.
“It was so touching to see so many people… It’s a moment I was afraid of, but you have to try and keep going,” Charles was heard telling Truss, in a short clip released from his first audience, as the prime minister expressed her condolences.
While formal details will be released by Buckingham Palace, the Queen is expected to be in state at London’s Westminster Hall for the public to pay their respects.
In the coming days, the Queen’s casket will leave her Balmoral estate for the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh – the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.
From here it is taken in procession to St. Giles Cathedral in the city, where the Queen will rest so the public can view her casket. The coffin will then move to London, ready to be laid out about four days before her funeral.

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