Making it a formality. Since Queen Elizabeth II passed away in September at the age of 96, King Charles III immediately ascended to the throne, and the date of his coronation has now been determined.
The coronation, which is scheduled for May 6, 2023, will, according to a press statement from Buckingham Palace, represent the monarch’s role today and look to the future while being entrenched in longstanding traditions and spectacle. The official celebration coincides with the fourth birthday of Archie Markles, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Two days after his mother passed away, on September 10, Charles, then 73, held an Ascension Ceremony. The ceremony was a component of Operation Golden Orb, which covers every detail of Charles’ succession plan from the time of Her Majesty’s death until his coronation.
The length, dedication, and devotion of my mother’s rule were unparalleled, her eldest child informed the Ascension Council at the ceremony. We express our gratitude for this steadfast life even as we weep. I am acutely conscious of this significant heritage and the obligations and responsibilities of sovereignty that now fall on my shoulders.
Moreover, the former Prince of Wales swore to continue the legacy of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. He continued, “In carrying out these tasks, I will be guided by the council of their elected parliaments. I know that I shall be upheld by the affection and allegiance of the peoples whose sovereign I have been called upon.
One of the Englishman’s first acts as king was to make September 19, the day of his mother’s funeral, a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. Charles, the longest-reigning heir apparent in British history, was just 3 years old when his mother, who was 25 at the time, was crowned queen in June 1953. Charles made his first speech to the people as king the day after Elizabeth died.
I will try to serve you as I have throughout my life, with loyalty, respect, and love, regardless of where you may reside in the United Kingdom or the realms and territories across the world, or what background or beliefs you may hold, he added. Naturally, when I take on my new obligations, my life will alter. I won’t be able to devote as much of my time and effort to the causes and charities I care so much about. Yet I’m confident that this crucial job will continue in the capable hands of others.
In the current order of succession, Prince William is first, followed by his three children with Princess Kate, Prince George (9), Princess Charlotte (7), and Prince Louis (4). For his part, Harry, 38, is fifth in line.
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