Carlos III has been officially proclaimed this Saturday the new king of the United Kingdom in succession to Elizabeth II, who died last Thursday at the age of 96 in the Scottish castle of Balmoral.
The formal appointment came after a ceremony held at St. James’s Palace and was the first time in history that the Access Council session had been televised.
The hitherto Prince of Wales automatically ascended the throne on Thursday after the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, at the age of 96, so the act of proclamation – which ended with a “God save the king” pronounced by the attendees – It was purely ceremonial. The organization currently has more than 700 members, although only around 200 have been called.
The act took place a day after Carlos III renewed in his first speech to the nation the commitment for life that his mother assumed when ascending the throne and stressed that he will fulfill his tasks “for as long as God keeps me alive “, while extolling the historical figure of Elizabeth II.