The event was broadcast on television for the first time.
Charles III was proclaimed King of England this Saturday at St. James in London.
The ceremony began at 10 am, and the monarch was accompanied by his successor, William, and his wife, Camilla.
“It is a great consolation for me the affection that so many have been showing to me and my brothers”, said the monarch, adding that this support and affection extends to the whole family.
“With regard to this kingdom and the family of nations of which it is a part, my mother set an example throughout her life of dedication to service. My mother’s reign was unparalleled in its duration, dedication and devotion”, referred.
Before declaring the day of the queen’s funeral as a national holiday – the date still to be announced – and proceeding with the signatures of the proclamation, the monarch noted that he was aware of what awaited him from this “heavy inheritance”. “I will follow suit,” he assured.
“I also confirm my intention to continue the tradition of handing over inheritance revenues to the government for benefit in exchange for the sovereign grant that sustains my official duties as head of state and head of the nation,” he said in a more formal moment.
The monarch also thanked the deputies and members of the British government – who were represented by the current prime minister, Liz Truss, as well as four former prime ministers -, but also Camilla. “I am encouraged by my wife’s constant support.”
This was the first, but not the last, proclamation, as the ceremony will also take place in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Starting at 2 pm this Saturday, deputies must swear their oath to the new king, with a condolence session that should last until 10 pm.
Source: With Agencies