We do it officially. King Charles III immediately assumed his rightful seat as sovereign upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 in September, and a date for his coronation was finally set.
According to a press release from Buckingham Palace, the coronation, due to take place on May 6, 2023, “will reflect the role of the monarch today and look to the future, while drawing on long tradition and pomp.” The official event falls on the same day as Prince Harry And Meghan MarkleArchie’s son is 4 years old.
Charles, 73, previously had an Ascension ceremony on September 10, two days after his mother passed away. The service was part of Operation Golden Sphere, which outlines the full plan for Charles’s succession to the throne, from Her Majesty’s death to his coronation.
“My mother’s reign was unsurpassed in length, dedication and devotion,” Elizabeth’s eldest child told the Ascension Council during the ceremony. “Even when we mourn, we give thanks for this most faithful life. I am deeply aware of this great legacy and the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now passed to me.”
The former Prince of Wales has also vowed to follow in the footsteps of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. “For this purpose, I know that I will rely on the love and loyalty of the peoples of which I am called to be sovereign, and in the discharge of these duties I will be guided by the advice of their elected parliaments,” he said.
One of the English native’s first acts as king was to declare the day of his late mother’s funeral, 19 September, a public holiday in the UK. Charles was only 3 years old when his then 25-year-old heir was just 3 years old. The one-year-old mother became queen in June 1953. The day after Elizabeth’s death, Charles addressed the nation for the first time as king.
“Wherever you live in the United Kingdom or in kingdoms and territories around the world, and whatever your background or beliefs, I will try to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life,” said He. . “Of course, my life will change when I take on my new responsibilities. I will no longer be able to give so much of my time and energy to the charitable organizations and issues that concern me so deeply. But I know that this important work will continue in the good hands of others.”
Prince William now first in line for the throne, followed by his three children with Princess Kate – Prince George, 9; Princess Charlotte, 7; and Prince Louis, 4. Harry, 38, for his part, is fifth in line.
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