Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96 at her Balmoral home after a 70-year reign.
After the King’s death, the throne passes immediately and without ceremony to his heir, Charles, then Prince of Wales.
However, there are many formal and traditional steps he has to go through before being crowned king.
From this Thursday King Charles iii.
This was his first decision as king. He could have chosen any of the four names Carlos Felipe Arturo Jorge.
Carlos isn’t the only one switching topics.
Although he is heir to the throne, Prince William He will not automatically become the Prince of Wales. However, he would immediately inherit his father’s other title, Duke of Cornwall. His wife Kate will now be known as the Duchess of Cornwall.
Charles’ wife also has a new title: queen consort, a term used for the king’s wife.
Within the first 24 hours of his mother’s death, Carlos will be officially proclaimed king. It takes place at St James’s Palace in London, in front of a ceremonial body known as the Promotion Council.
It consists of members of the Privy Council, past and present senior members of Parliament and other civil servants, Commonwealth High Commissioners and the Mayor of London.
More than 700 people are eligible to attend the ceremony, but the number of participants will be limited. At the last Ascendant Council in 1952, about 200 people attended.
Traditionally, the king does not attend.
At the ceremony, the death of Queen Elizabeth II is announced by the President of the Privy Council (currently Benny Mordant MP) and the proclamation is read aloud.
The wording of the proclamation may change, but traditionally it consists of a series of prayers and promises, praising the previous king and pledging support for the new one.
The declaration will be signed by a number of high officials, including the Prime Minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Chancellor.
As with these ceremonies, attention is paid to what has been changed, added or updated to mark a new era.
The King’s First Statement
The Ascendant Council usually meets again a day later. On this occasion the King attends with the Privy Council.
There is no “vow” at the beginning of the reign of the British monarch in the style of other heads of state such as the President of the United States. But in keeping with a tradition dating back to the early 18th century, there is a declaration made by the new king in which he swears to protect the Church of Scotland.
Following the fanfare of the trumpeters, a public announcement will announce Charles as the new king. This will be done from the balcony in Friary Court of St James’s Palace in London by an officer known as the Garder Chief King of Arms.
This number is then pronounced as: “God Save the King”And for the first time since 1952, when the national anthem was played, the words were “God Save the King” and not “God Save the Queen.”
Salutes will then be fired from Hyde Park, the Tower of London and the Navy Yard, and the proclamation declaring Charles King will be read in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, the capitals of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.
The most symbolic moment of the promotion will be the coronation, in which Carlos is officially crowned. Due to the preparation required, the coronation may not take place until after the accession of Carlos III. Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne in February 1952, but was not crowned until 1953.
The coronation ceremony has been celebrated for the past 900 years Westminster Abbey. William the Conqueror was the first monarch 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 crowning moment of the ceremony, the Archbishop will place the Crown of St. Edward, a solid gold piece dating from 1661, on Charles’ head.
The crown is the key piece The Crown Jewels in the Tower of London And it is only used by the King at the time of coronation (especially since it weighs 2.23 kg).
Unlike royal weddings, Coronation is a state eventAnd the government pays for it and ultimately decides the guest list.
There will be music, readings and anointing rituals of the new king using orange oil, roses, cinnamon, musk and ambergris.
The new king will take his coronation oath before an expectant world. During this ceremony you will receive the orb and scepter as symbols of your new role and the Archbishop of Canterbury will place a solid gold crown on your head.
Head of the Commonwealth of Nations
Carlos became the head of the Commonwealth of 56 independent nations and 2.4 billion people. In 14 countries including England, the king is considered as the head of state.
These countries, known as the Commonwealth of Nations, are: Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
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