Charles III was formally proclaimed as Britain’s new king by joining committees on Saturday in a history-filled ceremony following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Parliament, first televised, is a centuries-old recognition of the new king’s sovereignty, even though he automatically becomes monarch after the queen’s death.
Charles, 73, was officially sworn in as the new king, saying he was “well aware” of “the responsibilities and responsibilities of the sovereign”.
Hundreds of members of the Privy Council, including current Prime Minister Liz Truss and all her living predecessors, Charles’ wife Camilla and his eldest son and heir William were in attendance.
king charles His mother, who died in Balmoral on Thursday at the age of 96, said he “set an example of lifelong love and selfless service that he promised to emulate”.
“I know that the affection and loyalty of the people I am called to be sovereign will support me,” he said.
He added that “he was inspired by the support of my beloved wife”.
Held in a large room at St James’s Palace, decorated in crimson and gold, the enthronement committee was held in two parts, the first of which Charles was absent when they proclaimed him king.
The Clerk of Parliament announced: “Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now our King Charles III… God bless my emperor! “
Members of the assembly then repeated “God bless the king”.
Charles’ addition will be announced publicly at 1000 GMT via horns and an announcement on the palace balcony.
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