Queen Elizabeth II: Video Emerges as Charles III is Proclaimed King of Britain in Historic Ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II: Video Emerges as Charles III is Proclaimed King of Britain in Historic Ceremony

  • The former Prince of Wales, Charles III, has formally been proclaimed King of Britain at St James's Palace
  • King Charles III acceded the throne as heir immediately and without ceremony after the death of his beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth II
  • In a ceremony on Saturday, September 10, a group of the monarch's advisers announced Charles III as Britain's new sovereign

The former Prince of Wales, Charles III, has officially been declared King of the United Kingdom in a historic ceremony at St James's Palace in London on Saturday, September 10.

In the ceremony, a group of the monarch's advisers declared Charles III Britain's new sovereign.

Born Charles Philip Arthur George, King Charles III was not present for the first part of the meeting when he was proclaimed monarch by the Accession Council, comprised of senior politicians, judges, and officials.

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Charles III is officially the King of Britain
Photos of King Charles III. Credit: The BBC
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Speaking before the Accession Council, Charles III announced the death of his "beloved mother as he described her demise as an ''irreparable loss''.

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Charles III was proclaimed King by the clerk of the Privy Council, Richard Tilbrook, who declared Charles "King, head of the Commonwealth, defender of the faith" before adding "God Save the King".

The ceremony, which was televised live, marks the first time in history the public watched the process in action.

Until now, Britain's kings and queens had been proclaimed sovereign in an ancient ceremony for more than 300 years.

Watch the video of the proceedings below:

Nigerian flags to fly half-mast for late Queen Elizabeth

The federal government had directed that flags in the country and Nigerian Missions abroad be flown at half-mast.

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This, according to the government, was to mourn the passage of Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday.

Also, the FG would sign a condolence register on Saturday at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Abuja. In a statement signed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Friday night, it was said that the Nigerian flags should fly at half-mast between September 11 and 12, 2022.

It partly read:

“In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, Chairman of the Commonwealth and an eminent global personality; whose passage to eternity was announced yesterday, the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, declares that all flags in Nigeria and our missions abroad be flown at half-mast on Sunday September 11."

Source: YEN.com.gh

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