Charles has been officially proclaimed king at a royal ceremony!
On Sunday the world witnessed the historic moment when King Charles was officially proclaimed as Britain’s new monarch at the Accession Council ceremony held in St James’s Palace
The former prime ministers, bishops, and a host of politicians in attendance shouted “God Save The King” as the king proclaimed the throne.
King Charles III was proclaimed Britain’s monarch in a ceremony following the ancient tradition and political symbolism.
And for the first time, the ceremony was broadcast live.
This was the first ceremony of its kind held since 1952 when Queen Elizabeth II took the throne.
Charles, 73, automatically ascend to the throne when the queen died on Thursday.
However, an Accession Council met on Saturday to proclaim his succession, with his son and heir Prince William, wife Camilla also the Consort Queen, and Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, among those to sign the proclamation.
The accession ceremony is a key constitutional and ceremonial step in introducing the new monarch to the country.
King Charles said:
It is my most sorrowful duty to announce to you the death of my beloved mother, the Queen.
I know how deeply you, the entire nation – and I think I may say the whole world – sympathise with me in the irreparable loss we have all suffered. It is the greatest consolation to me to know of the sympathy expressed by so many to my sister and brothers and that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to our whole family in our loss.
To all of us as a family, as to this kingdom and the wider family of nations of which it is a part, my mother gave an example of lifelong love and of selfless service.
My mother’s reign was unequaled in its duration, its dedication, and its devotion. Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life.
I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now passed to me. In taking up these responsibilities, I shall strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these Islands and of the Commonwealth realms and territories throughout the world.
In this purpose, I know that I shall be upheld by the affection and loyalty of the peoples whose Sovereign I have been called upon to be, and that in the discharge of these duties I will be guided by the counsel of their elected parliaments. In all this, I am profoundly encouraged by the constant support of my beloved wife.
I take this opportunity to confirm my willingness and intention to continue the tradition of surrendering the hereditary revenues, including the crown estate, to my government for the benefit of all, in return for the sovereign grant, which supports my official duties as head of state and head of the nation.
And in carrying out the heavy task that has been laid upon me, and to which I now dedicate what remains to me of my life, I pray for the guidance and help of almighty God.