Charles III became a king immediately after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday but was formally proclaimed as the new king today on Sartuday in a historic ceremony at St. James Palace.
In a meeting attended by 200 privy council of senior politicians and judges, he was officially declared King Charles III by Clerk Richard Tilbrook. “King, head of the Commonwealth, defender of the faith. God save the King.” Richard said while the crowd in the room including the Queen of Consort, the Prince of Wales, Duke of Sussex and former prime ministers Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major repeated the phrase “Long live the King.”
The King was only 20 years old when he was crowned Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, in 1969. And for the first time the proceedings were viewed live on television by the public as the King confirmed his role in a declaration.
“In taking up this responsibilities, I shall strive to follow the inspiring example have been set in upholding constitutional governments and to seek the peace, harmony and prosperity of the people’s of these Islands, the Commonwealth realms and the territories throughout the world.” The King vowed.
“I know how deeply you, the entire nation and I think I may say to the whole world, sympathise with me in the irrepable loss we’ve suffered. It is the greatest consolation to me to know the sympathy expressed to so many to my brothers and sisters.” He added.