Proclaimed King, Charles III ready to assume his “Duties and Responsibilities”.

Charles III, who was officially proclaimed king by the Accession Council in London, said he was ready to assume his “duties and heavy responsibilities” as sovereign during a historic ceremony on Saturday, two days after Elizabeth II’s death.

Step by step, with the utmost solemnity and respect for the millimeter of protocol and tradition, Charles III installed himself. as head of state with the difficult task of succeeding an ultra-popular monarch who had shown a sense of duty to the monarchy and upheld it throughout his 70-year reign, the longest in UK history.

“Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, blessedly remembered by the death of our Lady Sovereign, has now become our Charles III…God save the King,” announced the Accession Council just after 5 a.m. (QC). The congregation then repeated, “God save the King.”

Charles III, 73, was then sworn in. “My mother’s reign was unmatched in duration, devotion and devotion (…) I am deeply aware of this great legacy, of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that are now being entrusted to me,” he has stated.


The ceremony, televised for the first time, took place at St James’s Palace in the presence of the new Queen Consort Camilla, the new heir to the throne William, Prime Minister Liz Truss and several of their predecessors. The previous one took place in 1952 when Elizabeth II was proclaimed Queen.

This accession council is an age-old formality aimed at recognizing the new king’s sovereignty, even if he automatically became monarch after the death of the queen.

At 6 a.m. (QC) Charles III. was publicly proclaimed king on the balcony of St James’s Palace, then cannons were fired across Britain in honor of the new ruler.


The proclamation was then to be relayed by half a dozen heralds in horse-drawn carriages, to be read in Trafalgar Square and then at the Royal Exchange.

Then Parliament will swear an oath of allegiance and express its condolences. In the afternoon, the new king receives the prime minister, the prime ministers and the opposition leaders.

Abroad, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his “sincere congratulations” to the new king and wished him “success and robust health,” according to the Kremlin.

Several hundred people had gathered outside Saint James, including Sarah and Gerard Berdien, two Londoners aged 53 and 54 who had come hoping to see their new king.

“I’m sad but we have to move on. I think the king will be different (…) The queen was always the queen, always the same, no drama,” said Sarah. “That’s expected of him (…) We want stability,” added Gerard.

On Friday evening, for the first time in 70 years, the British anthem “God save the King” was sung in its male version at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, at the end of a service in honor of Elizabeth II.

It replaces “God save the Queen,” the anthem since the late sovereign’s accession to the throne in 1952.

Previously, Charles III. delivered his first televised address as sovereign from Buckingham Palace, a recorded address in which he paid a moving tribute to Elizabeth II, his “dear mother”, who died at the age of 96. 70 years and 7 months reign.

He promised to serve the British throughout his life, as his mother Elizabeth II had done on her 21st birthday.

Portraits of Charles are on the front page of all newspapers on Saturday praising his first speech.

“I will seek to serve with loyalty, respect and love”: This quote from Charles has graced the front pages of The Independent, The Guardian and the Financial Times.

For the tabloid The sunthe speech allayed some fears that Charles would not be able to fill the void left by Elizabeth II’s death.

“Charles gave us every confidence in his moving inaugural address that he will fill this role with wisdom, skill and compassion,” reads his editorial.

“Sometimes we feared he was a militant king, a risk to the future of our monarchy. But no more,” the text adds.

Charles III comes to the throne at a difficult time as the UK faces its worst economic crisis in 40 years while four Prime Ministers in six years have thrived.

At 73, he is the oldest British monarch to begin his reign.


Charles III is infinitely less popular than his mother, who knew how to protect the monarchy by not giving interviews and keeping her opinions to herself.

But the new king received a standing ovation when he arrived in Buckingham on Friday afternoon after returning from Scotland.

Accompanied by his wife Camilla, who became queen consort, he shook hands with dozens of people who crowded against barriers outside the palace.

Thousands of people have flocked to lay bouquets of flowers and words of tribute outside the royal residences since the announcement of Elizabeth II’s disappearance, reflecting the immense emotions felt in the UK and abroad since her death.

The King has announced that the royal mourning – which will involve family, staff and representatives of the royal household – will last until seven days after the Queen’s funeral, the date of which has not yet been confirmed.

The national mourning ordered by the government must last until the day of the funeral.

The Queen is buried privately in the chapel at Windsor Castle.

His coffin is due to be taken to Edinburgh before Sunday, where the public will have their first opportunity to gather.

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