King Charles III becomes Britain's new monarch, crowned at St James's Palace


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II died on 8 September 2022. She was ill for some time. After the death of the Queen, her eldest son, King Charles III, became the new monarch of Britain.

At a meeting of the Council of Accession at St James's Palace on Saturday, the Privy Council officially announced King Charles III as Britain's new monarch. On this occasion, a historic ceremony was held to crown King Charles III. Simultaneously, all the formalities related to the making of the new emperor were completed. Queen Camilla, Prince of Wales William, former PM Boris Johnson and current Prime Minister Liz Truss were also present at the event held at St James's Palace in London.

Encouraged by wife's continued support: After being proclaimed King, it is my sad duty to announce the passing of our Queen, my beloved mother, said King Charles III. I know how deeply you sympathize with me in this irreparable loss to all of us. I am encouraged by the continued support of my lovely wife. King said that my mother set an example of lifelong love and selfless service. My mother's reign was unmatched in dedication and loyalty.

Conscious of Duties and Responsibilities: King Charles III said, “I am mindful of the duties and the enormous responsibilities of sovereignty. I will try to serve with loyalty, respect and love throughout my life. In carrying out these responsibilities, I will try to follow the inspiring example that I have set in upholding constitutional government. I will strive for the peace, harmony and prosperity of the people of all these islands and the Commonwealth regions around the world."

The monarch's coronation comes two days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. By protocol Charles became king after his mother's death, but the accession council completes the formality of officially announcing the new monarch's name.

Following the coronation ceremony, the official announcement of the coronation of Emperor Charles III was made from a balcony of St. James's Palace. Along with this, Camille Parker, the wife of King Charles III, was given the title of 'Queen Consort'. At the same time, as the successor of King Charles, Prince William will now be called 'Prince of Wales'.