After the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III remains. not much time for mourning. He has to comply with protocol and deliver a difficult speech.
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. 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.
After the Queen’s death: King Charles III. addresses his people in a television speech in the evening
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.
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)