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Shortly after the death of Queen Elizabeth II: King Charles III. makes statement

Created: 09/08/2022, 10:30 p.m

Vater und Sohn: der neue König Charles und Prinz William.
Father and son: the new King Charles and Prince William. © IMAGO / iImages

Great Britain mourns the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. The United Kingdom must now arrange her successor. The focus is on the new King Charles.

Munich/London – Queen Elizabeth II is dead – and Great Britain is in deep mourning. The monarch died on Thursday (September 8) at her country home, Castle Balmoral, in Scotland, aged 96.

With her death, the so-called “Operation London Bridge” came into force. It is the code name of the plan that will regulate affairs after the death of Queen Elizabeth II in a ten-day ceremonial. However, her successor was already settled at the moment of her death.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II: Charles III. is the new King of Great Britain

The new King of Great Britain is her son Charles, the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay and Duke of Edinburgh. As her eldest son, the 73-year-old was first in line for the throne by birth. On Thursday evening, Charles had already released a message entitled: “A statement from His Majesty the King at the time of the Queen’s death.” True to the motto: The Queen is dead, long live the King.

We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished Sovereign and much loved Mother.

King Charles III

Charles explained in the letter: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of profound sadness for me and all members of my family. We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished Sovereign and much loved Mother. I know their loss will be felt deeply across the land, in the Empire and 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 knowing the Queen’s respect and deep affection.”

In the video: King Charles III. – Statement on the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The day after the death of Elizabeth II, i.e. this Friday (September 9th), the Accession Council officially proclaimed the heir to the throne Prince Charles as the new king, on the evening of the following day – i.e. Saturday (September 10th) – occurs The UK Parliament meets at the Palace of Westminster in London and swears allegiance to the new king. The new heir to the throne is his eldest son, 40-year-old Prince William, Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge.

King Charles III: Successor to Queen Elizabeth II – Prince William becomes the first heir to the throne

“We will experience a king who is so very different from the queen,” said aristocratic expert Leontine von Schmettow in a special broadcast by ARD. Charles is comparatively an “old king” and therefore probably a “transitional monarch”, said the Royals connoisseur, but “very well prepared for the office”. How will he represent the royal family? “He would like to streamline the monarchy, fewer members of the family will work for the monarchy,” explained von Schmettow: “He will be an exceptionally opinionated king and will not let that go away.” (pm)

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