Carlos III has been officially proclaimed this Saturday the new king of the United Kingdom and fourteen Commonwealth countries in succession to Elizabeth II, who died last Thursday at the age of 96 in the Scottish castle of Balmoral.
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The ceremonial Ascension Council declared Prince Carlos Felipe Arturo Jorge as the new monarch Carlos III, after which those attending the event, especially political figures, said: “God save the king.”
Although the heir succeeded his mother automatically after his death, this is the traditional event in which the British political power officially recognizes him as sovereign.
After announcing the death of the queen and proclaiming her successor, the president of the Council, Penny Mordaunt, ordered members of the Privy Council (political and social authorities that advise the monarch) to move to a separate room.
This group of authorities, including the Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and the Prince of Wales, William, are now meeting with the new king.
In a second part of the ceremony, Carlos II makes an intervention, reads and signs an oath.
As members of the Privy Council -inheritance from the past that is currently above all symbolic-, Camila, the queen consort, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, primate of the Anglican Church, are also present.
This is the first official act of Carlos III as head of state and is different from the coronation, a ceremony with great pomp and pageantry that is expected to take place in the coming months.