Two days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles III was officially proclaimed king this Saturday.Two days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles III was officially proclaimed king this Saturday.
It is a very codified process which should lead to the proclamation as king of the United Kingdom of Charles III. The Accession Council brings together members of the royal family, politicians, religious figures and private advisers to the Queen. It meets at Saint James’s Palace, near Buckingham Palace in London, to officially announce the death of the sovereign and proclaim the name of her successor.
This is an important step before the coronation which will take place in a few months.
On Friday, from Buckingham Palace, Charles III gave his first televised speech as sovereign, a recorded address in which he paid a moving tribute to his “darling mother”. He called Elizabeth II “an inspiration and an example” for him and his family. He also promised to serve the British all his life, “as the Queen had done with unwavering devotion”.