With trumpet blast and an age-old tradition, Charles has been officially proclaimed British king: the 5 key moments from the ceremony

With trumpet blast and an age-old tradition, Charles has been officially proclaimed British king: the 5 key moments from the ceremony
With trumpet blast and an age-old tradition, Charles has been officially proclaimed British king: the 5 key moments from the ceremony

1. Elizabeth II’s death announced, Charles III’s name confirmed

To be clear: Charles has been king since his mother died on Thursday. Today was just a ceremonial step and it started with Charles III presiding for the first time and taking the oath of office of the Privy Council (the Crown Council), a centuries-old advisory body to the king. “In Scotland there is a separation between church and state. Charles takes that oath to indicate that he will respect that separation,” explains VRT NWS journalist Ivan Ollevier. Crown Prince William and Queen Consort Camilla attended the ceremony.

The Crown Council consists of members of the House of Lords, ministers of state and representatives of the city of London. At the first part of the ceremony, Charles was – as it should be – not present. The death of Elizabeth II was announced and the official name of the new king confirmed. Prince William and Prime Minister Truss signed the proclamation.

Part of the Crown Council. You recognize ex-Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Boris Johnson.
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Crown Prince William, Queen Consort Camilla and Prime Minister Liz Truss sign the papers.
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2. King Charles: “Aware of Great Inheritance”

In the second part of the ceremony, Charles III addressed everyone. He thanked for the “abundant love and support”. the kOning spoke of the “great legacy” he will have now that he must succeed Queen Elizabeth II. “My mother’s reign was unprecedented in both duration and dedication,” he said.

Charles spoke of the “inspiring example” that Queen Elizabeth’s reign set. “I am deeply aware of the great legacy and the duties and duties that have been transferred to me,” Charles stressed. “Now that these fall to me, I will strive to follow the example that has been set.

WATCH – King Charles’ speech:

WATCH – King Charles’ Oath:

3. King orders new holiday

King Charles III has also signed an order to declare the date of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral a public holiday. It is not yet clear when the queen will be buried. British media are provisionally assuming that the funeral will take place on Monday 19 September. For now, no official information about this has been communicated by Buckingham Palace.

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4. “God save the king” resounds on balcony

The Garter King of Arms officially announced on the palace balcony that Queen Elizabeth II has died and that Charles III is now king as a result. That announcement was followed by: “God save the king”. Then “God save the king” was played by musicians, followed by applause from the audience and three times a “hip hip hooray“.

WATCH – the official announcement on the balcony:

5. Salute to Charles III

Salutes were fired in several places in the country in honor of the new king. Below you can see the cannon shots by the Royal Artillery at Edinburgh Castle:

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