In a ceremony held, Saturday (10), in St. Peter’s Palace. James is declared in London, King Charles III officially King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The ceremony was attended by British Prime Minister Liz Truss, and six former prime ministers – Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major – bishops and politicians. The Queen, Camilla, and the King’s eldest son, William, were also at the palace.
And at the proclamation ceremony that was filmed for the first time, King Charles III issued a personal statement, in which he thanked the expressions of sympathy, affection and support he and his siblings had received for the loss of their mother. In the letter, the new king highlights the solidarity that the family receives not only from the UK, but from the entire world.
By signing the oath by which he became king, Charles III pledged to “follow the inspiring example” of his mother and expressed his awareness of the duties and “grave responsibility” of the monarchy.
Outside the palace, to the sound of trumpets, the crowd that had gathered to closely follow the proclamation of the new British monarch sang. May the Lord protect the king (May the Lord protect the king), the hymn in which for the first time in 70 years the word “rei” appears instead of “queen” in its syllables.
On the other hand, shots were fired in Hyde Park and the Tower of London, two symbolic places in the British capital, while reading the announcement.
The reign of Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday, lasted seven decades. The king’s funeral should be held on the nineteenth of this month.
* With information from international agencies
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