King Charles III Has Now Officially Been Proclaimed King

“I know how deeply you, the entire nation, and I think I may say the whole world, sympathize with me in the irreparable loss we have all suffered,” King Charles III told the crowd.

Britain’s William, Prince of Wales, Queen Camilla and King Charles III attend the Accession Council at St James’s Palace on Sept. 10, 2022 – Reuters

Britain’s William, Prince of Wales, Queen Camilla and King Charles III attend the Accession Council at St James’s Palace on Sept. 10, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II’s son was formally proclaimed King Charles III on Saturday at a ceremony full of tradition and pomp and circumstance.

For the first time, the proclamation proceedings were televised, allowing the public never-before-seen view of the ceremony. The last time a monarch was proclaimed was in 1952, when the late Queen’s father died.

The ceremony took place at St James’s Palace, and was attended by members of parliament, as well aA current and former prime ministers. The King attended the ceremony with Queen Camila.

King Charles III automatically became the monarch after Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, but Saturday marked the first major formality in a series of events that will take place during the transition.

The proclamation of a monarch starts by senior members of parliament joining together to form the Ascension Council without the King present. They then confirm his title as King.

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