Charles of Wales ascended the throne of the British monarchy on Thursday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, known as Charles III.
Keeping his name was his first decision as the new King of the United Kingdom and 14 other nations, as he could choose any one of his four names: Carlos Felipe Arturo Jorge.
Through a statement, King Carlos III expressed that after His Majesty’s departure, both he and his family are going through a very difficult and painful moment.
Prime Minister Liz Truss confirmed moments later in a statement, saying: “Today the Crown, as it has done for more than a thousand years, passes to our new monarch, our new head of state, His Majesty King Charles III. ” Official residence in Downing Street.
At the age of 73, the new head of state automatically became king, while his wife Camilla would become queen consort, a term used for the emperor’s wife.
His spokesman said that this Friday, Carlos III will address his nation for the first time in his speech as the new King of the United Kingdom.
Prince William – the new king’s son – would not automatically become Prince of Wales, however, he would immediately be given his father’s second title, the Duke of Cornwall, and his wife Kate, now known as the Duchess of Cornwall.
On the D+1 day at St James’s Palace, King Charles III will be proclaimed before a ceremonial body known as the Promotion Council, made up of members of the Privy Council, which is comprised of senior members of Parliament. is a group. Past and present, as well as other civil servants, the High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Nations and the Lord Mayor of London.
In line with the tradition of the early 18th century, a declaration has been made by the new king that he will take an oath of patronage to the Church of Scotland.
After the fanfare of the trumpeters, a public proclamation will announce Charles the new king from a balcony in the Friary Court of St James’s Palace in London, known as the Garter Principal King of Arms and where, for the first time since 1952, when The national anthem will be played and the words will be “God save the king.”
More than 700 people are entitled to attend the ceremony, but the number of attendees is likely to be small, as the last climbing council (in 1952) had around 200 attendees. And traditionally, the king does not attend.
There will be music, reading and the consecration ritual of the new emperor using orange oil, rose, cinnamon, musk and ambergris during the coronation.
Unlike royal weddings, coronations are a state event, and the government pays for it and ultimately decides the guest list.
The coronation has been taking place at Westminster Abbey for the past 900 years. William the Conqueror was the first emperor to be crowned there and Charles III would be number 40.
It is an Anglican religious service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. At the height of the ceremony, the Archbishop would place the crown of St. Edward on Charles’ head, a solid piece of gold dating from 1661 and weighing 2.23 kg, which would take its place as the main piece of the jewels. of London.
Finally, with protocols already written and coordinated in a strict plan to hold the most important funeral in United Kingdom history, there will be no room for improvisation during the departure of Elizabeth II and the coronation of Charles III.