The royal family and the United Kingdom continue to live intense days after the death of Elizabeth II. This time Charles has taken over the throne in the midst of sadness and the enormous feeling of responsibility and commitment that lies ahead.
Charles began his journey as King of the United Kingdom and fourteen Commonwealth countries this Saturday, September 10, after being officially proclaimed in a solemn ceremony in London.
In his statement at St. James’s Palace, before the Ascension Council, former heads of government, members of the Executive and Parliament and representatives of the church, the king said he will follow “the example” of his mother and respect the constitutional principles and serve with dedication to the citizens.
Deeply proud of the legacy inherited from his mother, Charles has been named King of England. The new monarch, aged 73, will reign under the name Charles III.
Charles III’s angry gesture at his proclamation
Later, King Charles sat down to sign a document certifying that he took the oath, in the presence of Queen consort Camilla and Prince William of Wales, who acted as witnesses.
It was at that moment when King Charles III asked one of the assistants to remove everything that was in his way on the table, in particular the inkwells that were on the table where he was about to sign.
For some users on social networks, this gesture did not go unnoticed and for some it was in bad taste.
Uno de los momentos de hoy. No os perdáis como indica que le retiren de la mesa los tinteros-plumieres ya que molestan y pueden hasta manchar los históricos documentos que debe firmar. #CarlosIII #GodSaveTheKing pic.twitter.com/oaUDcUiDhL
— Diana Rubio (@driecel) September 10, 2022
Notably, the new King authorized that the day of his mother’s funeral, the date of which has not been confirmed but is expected to be September 19, will be a public holiday in the United Kingdom.