With the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, the until now Prince of Wales, 73 years old, is already King of England and will adopt the name of Carlos III. Their woman, Camilla, the queen consort.
This was announced by the British Prime Minister, Liz Truss. “Today the Crown passes, as it has done for more than a thousand years, to our new monarch, our new head of state, His Majesty King Charles III,” the prime minister said in a statement to the country at the official Downing residence. Street.
About 11:00 a.m. on the first day since the death of Elizabeth IIas detailed in the protocol known as Operation London Bridge, the flags will be hoisted and Carlos III will become officially in the new king of England. As anticipated GuardianAll 600+ members of the UK Privy Council are invited to the event, although there is only room for around 150.
After the proclamation, King Charles III will begin a tour of the country, which will begin in Scotland, three days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, where he will attend a service in the cathedral of Saint Giles, in Edinburgh. On D+4 he will reach Northern Ireland and visit both Hillsborough Castle and St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.
The coronation ceremony for Charles III will probably not take place until a year after the queen’s funeral. If the same ceremony that elevated his mother were repeated, the coronation act would take place in the Westminster Abbey, like 70 years ago.
The last time that the eldest son of Elizabeth II had a coronation act was when the queen invested him as Prince of Wales. The ceremony was held on July 1, 1969. During the act, more than 500 million people tuned in to their televisions to see the moment in which Carlos, only 19 years old, assumed the title that his mother was giving him in the Caernarfon Castle (Wales).
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The United Kingdom is “devastated” and in a state of “shock” by the death of the queen at the age of 96 in Balmoral (Scotland), Truss said, calling the sovereign a source of “stability” and “strength” for the country. Elizabeth II was “the rock” of the United Kingdom modern, upon accessing the throne after World War II, added the prime minister, who took office last Tuesday after holding the required audience with the queen at Balmoral castle.
“We are in deep mourning”
Charles III, the new king of the United Kingdom, mourned this Thursday the death of “a beloved sovereign and a much loved mother”, in his first reaction after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “I know that her death will be deeply felt in the country, the territories and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world,” the new monarch said in a statement.
“This is a time of great sadness for me and my entire family. We are in deep mourning“. The king remarked that “during this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and supported by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection that have amply sustained the queen,” he added.
The new head of state of the country accedes to the throne after waiting seven decades, since he became heir at only 3 years of age, when his mother assumed the crown, on February 6, 1952.
Married for the second time to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Carlos comes to reign when he is already a grandfather and during this waiting time he has broken several records, the first of which is having been the oldest heir.
Carlos and his wife, the queen consort, who had moved like other members of the royal family to the Scottish castle of Balmoral when the queen’s health condition worsened, will return to London tomorrow, Friday.