The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, 73-year-old Charles, was officially declared king at a ceremony in London yesterday. The development was announced to the public with trumpet and cannon shooting ceremonies in accordance with tradition.
A ceremony was repeated yesterday at St James’s Palace, a 7-minute walk from Buckingham Palace, the last of which was 70 years ago. Senior government officials, officials from institutions such as the church, and representatives from 14 countries outside the United Kingdom that recognized Charles as head of state gathered at the palace. In the presence of a crowd of about 250 people, Charles was formally proclaimed king.
PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME
In fact, Charles was instantly crowned king upon the death of his mother, but the traditional ceremony was held yesterday at the Council of Accession for this to become official. The ceremony, which did not catch up with the previous day as the Queen’s death was announced on Thursday evening, took place one day late yesterday and was broadcast on television for the first time. Queen Elizabeth’s coronation was broadcast by the BBC, but the Accession Council ceremony was not recorded.
HARRY WAS NOT IN THE HALL
At the ceremony, first the death of Queen Elizabeth II was officially announced, and then Charles was announced as king. “God save the king!” the crowd in the hall shouted at this time. After the announcement was read, it was signed by Prime Minister Liz Truss, the King’s wife, Consort Queen Camilla, and the King’s son, Prince William of Wales.
While Charles’ other son Harry and his wife Meghan, who gave up their titles and moved to the USA, did not attend the ceremony, Prince William’s wife Kate was not in the hall.
FORMER PRIME MINISTERS WATCHED
While Camilla and William waited by the King’s side throughout the ceremony, all guests, including former prime ministers Boris Johnson, James Cameron, Theresa May, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, listened to the King standing. Beginning his speech by commemorating his mother, Queen Elizabeth, Charles said, “My mother’s reign, duration and dedication were unmatched. As we mourn today, we also offer our thanks for this life full of faith,” he said, adding, “I am aware of this great legacy left to me and the heavy responsibilities that will come with my reign.”
GUARDIAN AND COMMANDER
After his speech, Charles III declared the day of the state funeral for the Queen a public holiday. He also swore to protect the Church of Scotland. He then signed the commitment that he made the announcement. Charles thus; The monarch of the United Kingdom assumed the titles Supreme Head of the Church of England, Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.
READ FROM THE BALCONY
The ceremony at St James’s Palace was concluded with the reading of Charles’ proclamation from the balcony. At that time, the National Anthem was sung with the words “God bless the king” accompanied by the ceremonial band. The celebratory cheers, repeated three times by the Kingsguard, were one of the highlights of the ceremony. A ceremony was also held in central London, and the text of the announcement was read here as well. Thousands of tourists watched those moments. At the conclusion of the ceremony, artillery fire was fired from Hyde Park, the Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle, Hillsborough Castle and Cardiff Castle. In addition, the flags of the United Kingdom were hoisted for one hour. It was then cut in half again as part of the ongoing 7 days of official mourning for the Queen’s death.
CHARLES WILL POST MONEY FROM THE LEFT
With the accession of Charles III to the throne, coins and banknotes with the profile of Queen Elizabeth will be collected over time and replaced with new ones. All five different portraits of Elizabeth from the 29 billion coins in circulation are on the right side of her face. by tradition King Charles Now she will pose facing the opposite direction of her mother, to the left. According to this ancient tradition, which has been repeating since the 17th century, each monarch separates his era from the previous one by posing in a different direction from his predecessor. The only exception to this, Edward 8th, who coined his left side despite his predecessor, was only able to stay on the throne for less than a year.
CAN THE ROYAL SURVIVE?
During her 70-year reign, Elizabeth II saw a significant portion of the lands under her rule slip away. Within the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations, personal affection was perhaps the most important thing that prevented further royal dissolution. Now, after Elizabeth’s death, the future of the British monarchy has already begun to be questioned in many countries, especially in Canada.
In the absence of the beloved Elizabeth II figure, some countries are expected to sever ties with royalty, similar to what Barbados did last year. Especially in the French-speaking region of Canada, the rate of those who advocate leaving the monarchy is 71 percent. Charles visited this country last May and was met with little interest. According to a poll conducted before the Queen’s death, 67 percent of the public are dissatisfied with her becoming King.
FIRST ORDER: BRING MEGHAN
After it was reported that Queen Elizabeth’s health was deteriorating, Charles, Prince HarryShe told him not to bring Meghan with him. According to the British newspaper The Sun, Charles has made it very clear that Meghan, a controversial figure with her accusations against the Royal Family, will not be welcome.
The couple had moved to the United States after Harry abandoned their Royal titles.
In a phone call, he told his son Harry, “It would not be appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a sad time.” The two were in London by coincidence on the day of the Queen’s death. Prince Harry arrived in Balmoral 1.5 hours after the Queen’s death was made public, becoming the first family member to leave thereafter.
Despite the friction between them, Prince of Wales William and his brother Harry met with their spouses at Windsor Castle yesterday. The British press wrote that Prince William “decided at the last minute” to invite his brother Harry and wife Meghan to Windsor.
WAR OF THE ELTIS
While the British press paid special attention to the friction between William and his brother Harry, the two brothers Kate Middleton and Meghan MarkleHis relationship comes up frequently. While it was claimed that Meghan, an American actress, made Kate cry about her daughter Charlotte’s dress before her wedding in 2018, Meghan claimed the opposite in her message to Oprah Winfrey, claiming that Kate apologized and sent her flowers.