Charles III proclaimed King

Charles III proclaimed King

By Oleen Ndori, International News Editor

CHARLES III has been officially proclaimed as King of the United Kingdom and all its realms.

In an elaborate ceremony held at St James Palace, Charles was proclaimed as King before the Ascension Council which comprises members of the royal family, the Prime Minister and other senior politicians, and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Addressing the assembled dignitaries, King Charles paid tribute to his late mother, his wife Queen Camilla. He said he is deeply aware of this great inheritance, the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now been passed to him.

The new king promised to follow the inspiring example set in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony, and prosperity of the people in the Commonwealth Realms and Territories throughout the world.

The death of Queen Elizabeth III was formally announced by the Accession Council before Charles III was named as King by Lord President Penny Mordaunt.

A wave of further proclamations will take place across the UK until Sunday.

The Queen, UK’s longest-reigning monarch, died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96.