King Charles of England gestures outside Buckingham Palace after the death of Queen Elizabeth of England on September 9, 2022 in London, England.
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Prince Charles was officially declared Britain’s new monarch on Saturday in a ceremony at St.
The death of 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth on Thursday after 70 years on the throne has resulted in a long-established and highly conceived plan for national mourning and a state funeral in just over a week. I was.
Charles, 73, immediately succeeded his mother on Thursday, but an accession council met on Saturday to declare his son and heir William, wife Camilla, and Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss. signed to.
Charles made a personal declaration, saying, “I now devote the rest of my life to the fulfillment of the heavy task that has been entrusted to me. I pray to God Almighty for guidance and help.”
The proclamation was to be read publicly in other capitals of the United Kingdom, including Edinburgh in Scotland, Belfast in Northern Ireland and Cardiff in Wales.
The death of Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, has drawn tributes from across Britain and around the world. Landmarks have been used to celebrate her life.
In England, people began to gather outside the royal palace early Saturday morning, with thousands gathering at Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to the Queen and Charles, who was proclaimed King, at nearby St James’s Palace.
“It’s a poignant time in our nation’s history,” said 54-year-old design manager Ian Bilbo. is”
Charles is the King and Head of State of Britain and 14 kingdoms including Australia, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Britain has declared a period of mourning until Elizabeth’s state funeral.
Leaders around the world are expected to attend the funeral in London, including US President Joe Biden, who said he would attend on Friday.
Charles’ coronation as King will take place at a later date, but the timing is not yet clear. There was a 16-month gap between Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne in 1952 and her 1953 coronation.
The new king pledged to serve his country with “loyalty, respect and love” in his first address to the nation as king on Friday.
Returning to London from Scotland where his mother died early on Friday, he was met with cheers, applause and a crowd singing “God Save The King” when he made his first public appearance outside Buckingham Palace. I was welcomed.
Prince Charles said in a speech that he had made his eldest son William, 40, the new Prince of Wales.
William’s wife, Kate, will be the last Princess of Wales for the late Princess Diana.
Thousands gathered at the palace to pay their respects to the late Queen, some laying flowers and shedding tears, wishing to celebrate the life of the only monarch for most Britons. Some people were there.
The world’s oldest and longest-serving head of state, Elizabeth ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, when her father, King George VI, died when she was just 25 years old.
Over the decades, she has witnessed dramatic changes in the social, political and economic fabric of her country. She won her admiration for taking her monarchy into her 21st century and modernizing it in the process. This was despite intense media scrutiny and her family’s often very public struggles.
Charles, whose polls show him to be less popular than his mother, is now tasked with securing the future of the institution.