With the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, the until now Prince of Wales, 73 years old, is already King of England. Their woman, Camilla, the queen consort.
After the ten days of official mourning decreed by the London Bridge is down protocol, the action guide that the media, politicians and states should follow in the face of the queen’s death, the first measure to be taken would be coronation of the monarch’s son as king of the United Kingdom and leader of the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.
If the same ceremony that elevated his mother were to be repeated, the act would take place in the Westminster Abbey, like 70 years ago. Next, the newly crowned prince would be transferred to the residence of Buckingham Palace as king. Instead, Prince William would move to Windsor, when the time came.
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 position that his mother was giving him in the Caernarfon Castle (Wales), making him the heir to the British throne.
“We are in deep mourning”
“This is a moment of great sadness for me and for my whole family,” King Charles of England said in a statement. “We are in deep mourning.”