Charles III, who was crowned king at a ceremony at St. James’s Palace, lauded the Queen’s “unequaled reign.” King Charles assumed the throne upon the passing of his mother, but a conference on Saturday formally recognized him as the monarch.
The date of the Queen’s funeral, which is yet to be determined, was also approved by him as a bank holiday.
The King described the loss of his mother as “irreparable” while speaking before the Accession Council.
Later, he praised the Queen for her “selfless service,” noting that her reign was unparalleled in terms of time, dedication, and devotion.
The King further stated that in accepting the “great obligations of sovereignty,” he will “strive to follow the inspiring example” set by his mother.
It is the first time the centuries-old event has been broadcast on television.
The Accession Council, which is made up of leading politicians, judges, and bureaucrats, proclaimed the King as monarch during the first portion of the meeting while the King himself was absent.
Before saying “God Save the King,” Clerk of the Privy Council Richard Tilbrook referred to Charles as “King, ruler of the Commonwealth, and protector of the religion.”
The sentence was repeated by the entire audience, which was filled with the six still-alive previous British prime leaders. The declaration was then read aloud in St. James’s Palace on a balcony overlooking Friary Court.
The new King gave his mother a heartfelt tribute, but Charles started looking forward to his era at this point
King Charles devoted the remainder of his life to being a monarch before the ranks of leading politicians and prominent citizens that comprised the Accession Council.
It combined ceremonial elements, elaborate language, and constitutional realism.
With oaths and signatures, Charles officially became the head of state, marking a smooth and symbolic transition from one reign to the next.
His sons Prince William and Prince Harry gave him the inkpot he used.
The announcements also said that a national holiday would be observed on the day of the Queen’s state funeral.
However, the King was now publicly accepting his new duties and swearing to emulate the Queen. It was a continuous choreography.