- Thousands gather outside Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to the Queen.
- King Charles vowed to follow his mother’s “inspiring example” on Saturday.
- King Charles declared the day of his mother’s funeral a public holiday. No date has been announced, but it is expected to be around September 19th.
The new king was officially announced as Britain’s monarch on Saturday in a ceremony full of age-old traditions and political symbolism, broadcast live for the first time.
charles automatically became king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died.
The ceremony ended with royal officials publicly proclaiming King Charles III monarch from the balcony of the palace. This is a centuries-old relic, and this was the first official confirmation of the new sovereign by the people.
David White, the crest of the Garter King, made the proclamation flanked by trumpeters in gold-trimmed robes before leading cheers of “Hip, hip, hooray!” — for the new king.
Gun salutes rang out in Hyde Park, the Tower of London, and military installations across Britain as he announced the news, while soldiers in scarlet robes removed their bearskin caps in a royal salute in the palace courtyard. I got it.
The proclamation is also read in the medieval streets of London and elsewhere in Britain.
Here’s an update on Saturday’s royal ceremony and a key moment in what happened after Queen Elizabeth’s death on Thursday.
King Charles III officially declared monarch
Many senior politicians, past and present, including Prime Minister Liz Truss and five of her predecessors, gathered in the ornate state apartments at St. James’s Palace for Saturday’s meeting of the Membership Council. .
They met without Charles, officially confirming his title of Charles III. The king joined them in making a personal proclamation, vowing to follow his mother’s “moving example” in assuming the duties of the monarch.
“I am deeply aware of this great legacy and the sovereign duty and heavy responsibility that now passes to me,” he said.
Of his personal grief he said:
The new king formally approved a series of orders. This included an order declaring the day of his mother’s funeral a public holiday. No date has been announced for the state funeral, but it is expected to be around September 19th.
It will be the first coronation ceremony since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952.
Prince Charles was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife, Camilla, the queen, and eldest son, Prince William. William is now heir to the throne and is known by the title “Prince of Wales” that Charles held for many years.
King Charles to receive officials on Saturday afternoon
King Charles III will also host various officials at different times at Buckingham Palace throughout Saturday, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, members of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, opposition leaders and the Dean of Westminster.
King Charles III pays tribute to his ‘beloved mama’ in first official engagement address
On Friday, King Charles III addressed the nation in a nearly nine-minute prerecorded message on the first full day of his reign after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.
The new king paid tribute to his mother, the queen, and the times she ruled, while promising to serve his people while commenting on how his life would change from now on.
The new king has expressed “deep sadness” in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death.
“My beloved mother was a role model and inspiration for me and my whole family,” he said. “And we owe her the most profound debt that any family can owe to her mother for her mother’s love, affection, guidance, understanding and example.”
He went on to refer to the pledge she made at age 21 to dedicate her life to her people, calling it “a profound personal commitment that defined her entire life.”
“Just as the Queen herself has made such unwavering devotion, I solemnly pledge to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our nation through the rest of the time that God has given me.
“In just over a week, we come together as a nation, as a Commonwealth, and indeed as a global community, to rest my beloved mother.” Let’s draw strength by remembering
King Charles shared another message addressed directly to his mother, thanking him for his condolences and support.
“To my beloved Mama, as you begin your final wonderful journey to join my dear late Papa, I just want to say this: Thank you. May I sing to you.”
William and Kate assume new titles as Prince and Princess of Wales
In King Charles’ first speech on Friday, he commented on how his life would change, and how that of his family would change too, including William’s new role as Duke of Cornwall.
Not surprisingly, Prince Charles is also called William Prince of Wales, another title he inherited from his father.
This made the former Kate Middleton the first to retain the title since the death of William’s mother, Princess Diana, in 1997. 1901.
“Today I am proud to create him as Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru (Prince of Wales in Welsh). In a pre-recorded speech: “Our new Prince and Princess of Wales will have Catherine by his side to inspire our national conversation.” , will help bring the limits to a central position that can continue to lead and provide critical assistance.”
Joe Biden says he plans to attend the Queen’s funeral
President Joe Biden On Friday, he said he would attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
“I don’t know the details yet, but I’m going,” Biden told reporters traveling in Ohio.
In a statement released shortly after her death, Biden and first lady Jill Biden praised the Queen for leading with “graciousness, an unwavering commitment to duty, and the unparalleled power of her example.” Did.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch,” the Bidens said. “She defined an era.”
Biden has known the Queen for 30 years and has met three times, most recently in June 2021.
dates and details of queen’s funeral It’s not set yet, but will be released “in due course,” according to Buckingham Palace. No official date has been set, but it will take place in the next 10 days at Westminster Abbey in central London. The Queen will then be buried with her mother, her father and her husband at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. husband Prince Philip.
Royal Palace closed, ‘The Crown’ filming halted
The royal residence, including the Queen’s galleries, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and the Queen’s private estates, will be closed during the mourning period until after the Queen’s funeral, the palace announced on Friday.
Other planned events and happenings have also been postponed or canceled regarding the Queen, and London Fashion Week, scheduled to run from September 16th to September 20th, is also likely to be affected. Burberry has already canceled a show scheduled for September 17, the company confirmed.
shooting of “crown” Netflix said in a statement that it will be suspended on Friday and on the day of the Queen’s funeral. is. Olivia Colman and Claire Foy played the young queen in the early seasons.
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