News of the Queen’s death broke around the world on Thursday evening. Charles will be officially proclaimed king on Saturday morning. The news ticker.
- After an examination in the morning: personal physicians knew early on that the Queen would die.
- Queen Elizabeth II dead : King Charles III turns to his people in the evening.
- Just two days after Queen’s death: Charles III. will be officially proclaimed king on Saturday.
Update from September 10, 6:37 a.m .: After the death of the Queen, her son and successor, Charles III, does not really have much time to mourn: on Friday evening he gave the first speech to the people – and this Saturday Charles will officially proclaimed King of Britain.
After Queen’s death: Charles is officially proclaimed king
Proclamation is carried out by members of the Privy Council, which is composed primarily of current and former members of the government, church officials, judges and other public figures.
At 10am (11am CEST) today the Council will meet at St James’s Palace and the Royal Exchange. Another item on the program for King Charles on Saturday: He is to meet Prime Minister Liz Truss and the cabinet. The 73-year-old received the new prime minister for an audience on Friday.
Update from September 9, 10:38 p.m .: In his first speech to the people on Friday evening, King Charles found touching words for many – including his wife Camilla, his son William and the British people. Surprisingly, the new monarch also addressed his son Harry in his speech, who, together with his wife Meghan, had already distanced themselves from the royal family more than two years ago. With his loving words in the TV speech, Charles now gives hope for a possible reconciliation with Harry and Meghan.
Update from September 9th, 9:31 p.m .: The new British King Charles III. not only addressed the people in a TV speech on Friday, but also invited Prime Minister Liz Truss to an audience at Buckingham Palace. There, too, he showed himself very personally. As heard on video recording, Charles said of the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II: “That was the moment I dreaded and I know a lot of people felt the same way.” Truss greeted the monarch curtsy and expressed her condolences. “It was so touching this afternoon when we arrived to see all these people who had come to offer their condolences and flowers,” said Charles.
After Queen’s death: King Charles becomes emotional in the first TV speech – touching word to sons
Update from September 9th, 7:26 p.m .: The British King Charles III. addressed his late mother Queen Elizabeth II directly in his first televised address to the nation. “Dearest Mom, as you begin your final great journey to meet my dear late dad, I just want to say one thing: thank you,” Charles said in a pre-recorded speech Friday night. “Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to all the nations you have so diligently served over the years.”
With the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, 73-year-old Charles became the British king. He knows that his mother’s death causes great sadness in his country and around the world and he shares it, he said. “Affection, admiration and respect” had become the “trademark” of her reign. Any member of his family can testify that the Queen has combined this with “warmth, humor and an unerring ability to see the best in people,” the monarch said.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II: King Charles III: commemorates mother in TV speech
Update from September 9, 7:12 p.m .: King Charles’s speech was very short, after almost ten minutes of TV speech to the British people, it ended. It seemed to him that it was very important to say a special word of thanks to the people. “I can only thank you from the bottom of my heart for your expressions of condolence,” he said, among other things. He did not expect so much love and condolences and was very touched.
He also found very emotional words for his son William: “I am proud to be able to transfer the title ‘Prince of Wales’ to him”. A title he himself held for many decades before being declared the new king after the Queen’s death.
Update from September 9th, 7:08 p.m.: King Charles III. appears composed as he speaks. Tears do not flow, but he appears extremely depressed during his speech. With the very personal words “May angels accompany you to your final rest” he says goodbye to his deceased mother, among other things.
After the Queen’s Death: Television Address by King Charles III. at 7 p.m
Update from September 9th, 7:00 p.m.: As announced, King Charles III. on Friday evening at 7 p.m. German time by televising his people. The speech will be broadcast by several German TV stations, including ARD and ZDF’s Phoenix station, as well as Tagesschau24 and Deutsche Welle. The speech will start in a few minutes.
Update from September 9th, 6:00 p.m.: After the death of the Queen on Thursday, the new King Charles III. received the new British Prime Minister Truss for the first time in an audience at Buckingham Palace on Friday. The head of government met dressed all in black, the meeting is considered an integral part of the process after the death of the queen. Truss, who has only been in office since Tuesday, was scheduled to attend a service at St Paul’s Cathedral after the audience.
Update from September 9th, 5:02 p.m .: Frenetic reception in the capital: Charles III. has returned to London and arrived as king for the first time in front of Buckingham Palace. There he was cheered by thousands of compatriots. The 73-year-old shook hands with people on Friday afternoon who expressed their sadness at the death of his mother or who welcomed Charles as the new supreme monarch.
Personal physicians knew early on that Queen Elizabeth was about to die
Update from September 9, 3:54 p.m .: When the news of the Queen’s death spread around the world early Thursday evening, Elizabeth II’s personal physicians apparently knew for a long time that her life was coming to an end.
The doctors had examined the monarch in the morning and were then “concerned” about her health. Buckingham Palace issued notice at 1:32 p.m. German time. After that, her condition seems to have deteriorated rapidly, although a few days earlier there had been no indication of her approaching death.
As reported by The Sun , the immediate environment at the time of the announcement should have been expecting the worst for hours. According to the tabloid, the queen’s personal physicians had known since 9 a.m. “that she had only a few hours to live.”
After the Queen’s death: King Charles III. addresses his people in a television speech in the evening
First report from September 9, 3:07 p.m.:
London – With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, an era ends. The British head of state died on Thursday (September 8) at the age of 96. The press hailed her as the “greatest queen of all time”. But as is usual in monarchies, a new era begins almost immediately with the death of the king or queen.
This is now King Charles III. initiate, who is the new Regent of the British Commonwealth in accordance with the British line of succession. This in turn gives members of the royal family new titles. Everything is strictly regulated. So is the schedule from the Queen’s death to her funeral.
Queen Elizabeth II dead: Charles III. gives Prime Minister Liz Truss first audience
Charles III has plenty of time to mourn. Not. After he and his sister Anne were the only ones in the royal family to witness the moment of the death of the Queen – the rest of the rushing family was late for the deathbed – he spent the night at Balmoral Castle. The following day he and his wife Camilla set off for London. The obligations are calling.
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The first official act of Charles III. was the determination of the mourning period of the royal family. This should apply for a further seven days after the Queen’s funeral. The first audience is to take place in the afternoon. Charles III will receive British Prime Minister Liz Truss.
King Charles III will be proclaimed the new king on Saturday
In the evening, the former Prince Charles finally addressed his people in a television speech. In what is probably the most difficult speech of his life, he will pay tribute to his mother and affirm his faithful service as king. A special session of Parliament to commemorate the late Queen will be interrupted for the speech, which will be broadcast on TV at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. German time).
Only one day later he is proclaimed as the new British king. According to Buckingham Palace, the ceremony begins at 11 a.m. German time at St. James’s Palace in London. An hour later, the proclamation will be read from the castle balcony and then from other locations around the UK. (mt)