Subsequent to Death of Queen Elizabeth IIbecomes King Charles III. officially proclaimed king on Saturday 10 September.
Charles automatically became king after the death of his mother, but an accession council is usually convened at St James’s Palace, London, within 24 hours of the death of a sovereign.
This happened because the Announcement of the Queen’s death didn’t arrive until early Thursday evening, leaving insufficient time to start making plans for Friday morning.
The accession of King Charles III. should be televised
For the first time ever, King Charles III will ascend the throne. televised, Clarence House has confirmed.
The Palace said: “His Majesty the King will be proclaimed at the Accession Council in the State Apartments of St James’s Palace in London tomorrow morning, September 10 at 10am.
“The accession council, in which privy councilors participate, is divided into two parts. In Part I, the privy council will proclaim the sovereign without the king present and will formally approve various follow-up orders, including the arrangements for the proclamation.
“Part II is the inventory of His Majesty’s King’s First Privy Council. The King will make his declaration and read and sign an oath to maintain the security of the Church in Scotland and to approve arrangements in Council that will facilitate the continuity of government.”
Historically, the entire Privy Council is summoned to the Accession Council to oversee the formal proclamation of a new monarch.
But as the Secret Advisers – who are life members and mostly former and current politicians – now number more than 700, restrictions have been put in place.
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Only 200 will be called up, and those cut off will be asked to take part in an annual vote for a few remaining seats.
King Charles III will address the nation tonight
Charles will address the nation in his first televised address as king tonight at 6pm.
Last night, following news of his mother’s death, he released a statement expressing his sadness at the time of mourning.
Following the announcement, His Majesty the King said: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of immense sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and a beloved mother.
“I know her loss will be felt deeply across the country, in the rich and in the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this time of sorrow and change, my family and I are comforted and strengthened by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection that the Queen extended so widely.”
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Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V, and was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
The nation’s longest-reigning monarch celebrated her historic platinum jubilee of 70 years on the throne on February 6.
As the eldest daughter of King George VI. she became queen after his death in 1952 while on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with her late husband Prince Philip.
Her coronation took place the following year and she was crowned at the age of 27.
Since then, she has become one of the most beloved figures around the world, having traveled further than any other monarch during her extraordinary reign.
Elizabeth II is the first British monarch in history to celebrate her platinum jubilee and plans are underway for a series of national celebrations in June to mark the occasion.
Their reign extends from the post-war years through a new millennium to a radically changed 21st century.
Her time on the throne has seen 15 prime ministers, from World War II leader Sir Winston Churchill to Liz Truss.
She is survived by her four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21252909.clarence-house-confirms-major-change-king-charles-iiis-accession/?ref=rss Clarence House confirms major changes for King Charles III’s accession