London.- with Brilliant choreography and spectacleworthy of the moment, with trumpet, cannon salute, royal guards wearing their colorful uniforms and bear hats, great symbolism, Charles III -that when Queen Elizabeth died she automatically became king-, The new monarch of the United Kingdom was officially declared today.
Barring the presence of hundreds of people whose cell phones were raised – indicating that we are in the 21st century –, The ceremony followed all the principles arranged for the occasion for over 300 years., In fact, it appears to date back to the 18th century, in the 1700s.
A damp and gray morning and certainly unique, It all happened at St James’s Palace, the former residence of the kings which is very close to Buckingham. And it culminated when, at 11 local time, from the balcony of the friary court, an official known as the Principal Garter King of Arms, presented to the public the proclamation of Carlos Felipe Arturo Jorge as the new king, Carlos III. read as, with the scream: “God save the king!” And three cheers.
“Glory, three cheers for the king. hip hip…”He said twice, and each time, three times in total, the guards replied “hooray” as they raised their bear hats above their heads and lowered their arms.
Then, in a more severe environment, A band formed by the soldiers of the Royal Guard finalized Playing the national anthem in its new version: God Save the King (“God Save the King”).
one in Choreography studied down to the millimeterCentenary, but broadcast live by BBC and other social networks (modern turn of the event) The Declaration of Charles as King was read simultaneously in Edinburgh, Cardiff and BelfastThe capitals of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.
why, Later repeated at the Royal Exchange in London, The Palace of the Old Stock Exchange, in the middle of the city, where again the red and gold costumes of various royal guards, trumpets and bands gave the necessary touch of tradition and history.
In another reflection that we are in the 21st century, the official swearing-in ceremony of the new king, which took place earlier, at 10 a.m., It was broadcast live for the first time in history, There was no more mystery. The ceremony was always held at St James’s Palace, at an event organized by the Ascension Committee. It is a ceremonial body that meets after the death of an emperor to make a formal announcement of the successor’s ascension to the throne.
The event was divided into two parts And the king was present only for the second time. In a first, the Lord President of the Privy Council – in this case MP Penny Mordant, recently appointed by current Prime Minister Liz Truss – made Elizabeth II’s death official.
Later The Secretary of the Council read aloud the text of the Proclamation of OriginIncluding the title chosen by Carlos as king, Carlos III.
The king entered for the second part of the council, at that time, for the second time in two daysreturned to make a statement about his mother’s deathThe longest-living queen ever held by Great Britain. “It is my most painful obligation to announce the death of my dear mother Queen,” he began.
“I know that you, the entire nation – and I to the whole world – sympathize with me in this irreparable loss that we have suffered,” he continued. “My greatest consolation is the sympathy expressed by so many people towards my sister and brothers. And that overwhelming love and support should be extended to our entire family in our loss.”
Dressed in an elegant black jacket and tie, as in his first speech yesterday, Carlos III once again praised his mother, who for more than 70 years has been a symbol of unity and strength and a symbol for all. “My mother set an example of undying love and selfless service. His reign was unmatched in its length, dedication and devotion.”Sentenced, “I am deeply aware of this deep legacy and the solemn duties and responsibilities that have now been transferred to me”, he also admitted. The big question in this moment of mourning is whether Carlos will manage to wield his extraordinary ability to unite all of his subjects, beyond political difficulties and dramatic changes. The new emperor also mentored his companion Camilla. “I am very excited by the continued support of my lovely wife,” he said. Dressed in black and with pearls around her neck, Camilla was definitely by her side on occasion.
among others, The official declaration was signed by his son William, the new Prince of Wales., his heir to the throne. The ceremony was attended by the new prime minister, Liz Truss, as well as former presidents Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron.
Beyond the trumpets, banners, fanfare and spectacle, at last the small courtyard of St. James’s Palace caused some dismay. ,It was impressive to please the new king with a hurray, God saved the king, but the king never came out on the balcony.”commented Lucy45 year old employee who came with her boyfriend. The truth is that the declared king was not expected to go out on the balcony, but only the King of Arms, clad in an ancient red and gold suit.
Already officially king and 73 years old, Carlos III’s First Saturday on the Throne Was Very Busy, According to Buckingham Palace, they were waiting for him the hearing, in one of its halls, the Archbishop of Canterbury, with the head of the Anglican Church, Justin Welby; with Prime Minister Liz Truss and the rest of her cabinet; with the leaders of the opposition parties; And, finally, with the Dean of Westminster.
Meanwhile, on the first Saturday of mourning, The Buckingham area was still full of people who took advantage of the weekend to pay tribute to Elizabeth II, Dozens and dozens of bouquets of flowers of all colors were piled on the palace gates, some with messages, some hand-written, with markers, dedicated to the queen, whom everyone believed to be immortal, who simply said “thank you”. was. ,