According to the latest updates, King Charles has been publicly proclaimed as the King and has officially succeeded his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The proclamation was made at the St. James’s Palace, Hyde park in London.
In his first public speech as the King, Charles mentioned his love for the country and his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on a personal level. Then, holding his first ever meeting with the Privy Council, he declared about assuming his “duties and responsibility of sovereignty” while following the steps of his mother.
The King mourned the loss of his mother, the former Head of State, and stated that hers was a “life well lived.” He seems to renew the pledge that his mother had made for “lifelong service.” In his address, he honored the Queen’s “life of service.”
Like his mother, he has decided to follow the steps and serve the country and the commonwealth, “a profound personal commitment.” Here is the video of King Charles III’s first address as the monarch:
Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 8 September 2022. The day of the 96-year-old Queen’s funeral is going to be observed as a national holiday.