The world, and notably the United Kingdom, is grieving the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the kingdom for more than seven decades. The Queen passed away in Balmoral on Thursday at the age of 96, soon after news of her poor condition emerged.
After the death of his mother, King Charles is now the king of the United Kingdom. While the Royal family is in a state of mourning, there are a number of traditions that must be observed during the coronation of the new monarch.
At the age of 73, King Charles Moves up to the king
King Charles is the new monarch of Britain. At the age of 73, he is the oldest king to ascend to the throne. His wife, Camilla, has become the Queen Consort. The King’s new title is King Charles III.
King Charles was the heir apparent to the British throne for the longest period of time in the history of the British monarchy. In 1952, at the age of three, he became the heir apparent when his mother became Queen.
The kingdom has already passed to King Charles, however, he will be officially declared King within twenty-four hours following Queen Elizabeth’s passing. The King is presently in Balmoral, where he rushed on Thursday to be with his mother during her last moments.
The ceremony takes held in St James’s Palace in London, in front of the Accession Council, which is comprised of senior former and current MPs, lords, and senior government officers, Commonwealth high commissioners, and the Lord Mayor of London.
King Charles Issues a Declaration
The King has now issued a statement about the death of the Queen. He added, “The passing of my cherished mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a time of profound sorrow for me and my entire family.” We deeply lament the demise of a revered monarch and a beloved mother.”
“I am certain that her passing will be keenly felt across the nation, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, as well as by countless individuals around the globe. During this time of loss and transition, my family and I will be comforted and strengthened by the fact that The Queen was regarded in such high regard and affection by so many,” the statement said.
King Charles is the current king of the Commonwealth
As a result of his accession to the throne, King Charles also holds the position of Head of the Commonwealth, an organization of five sovereign nations, of which 14 will recognize him as the head of state.
Australia, Canada, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Christopher and Nevis, Papua New Guinea, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuvalu, New Zealand, and the Solomon Islands are among the 14 nations involved.
The Crowning Ceremony
During the official coronation, the new King will be crowned. The King has already assumed the throne, but his coronation is not required to take place right now. Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne occurred in 1952, but her coronation wasn’t until 1953.
The service is customarily conducted in Westminster Abbey under the direction of the Archbishop of Canterbury. King Charles will receive St. Edward’s Crown at the conclusion of the ceremony, making him the 40th monarch in history to do so. The coronation oath will now be taken by the King in front of everyone.
The heir apparent who will succeed King Charles on the throne is now Prince William. In addition, he now holds the Duke of Cornwall title, which was his father’s. The Duchess of Cornwall will now be the title for his wife, Catherine.