Great Britain got a new king: Here's when Charles will be officially crowned

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Great Britain got a new king: Here's when Charles will be officially crowned

After the death of Queen Elizabeth, her eldest son Prince Charles takes the British throne, he is the oldest heir to the throne in the history of the British court. The moment the Queen died, the throne passed immediately and unceremoniously to the heir Charles, the former Prince of Wales.

There are steps he must go through to be crowned king.

Prince Charles was born on November 14, 1948, in the residence of the royal family, namely Buckingham Palace. Charles is the Prince of Wales, the British Crown Prince, and heir to the throne, as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

He is also the Duke of Cornwall and the Duke of Rothesay since 1952 and since 2011 the oldest heir to the throne in British history. He is the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since July 1958. After his father's death on April 9, 2021, Charles also inherited the title of Duke of Edinburgh.

The day after Queen Elizabeth's death, at 10 a.m. sharp, according to Politico, members of the Council of Accession — an official body that includes senior government officials and members of the Privy Council — will appoint Charles as the new king.

The ceremony will take place in the palace of St. Jakov and in the Royal Stock Exchange, while representatives will meet to pay their respects in the Lower House. The prime minister and members of the cabinet will attend there, but they will not be allowed to bring their partners.

Although Prince Charles, like his predecessors, could have changed his name after assuming the title of the ruler of the British kingdom from his mother, Queen Elizabeth, he did not. The new king will be known as King Charles III, it has been officially confirmed.

Prince Charles has been waiting for his turn on the throne of the British monarchy for more than sixty years, making him the only member of the royal family who has waited so long for the crown. When it is finally his turn, there is a possibility that he will change his name.


The symbolic climax of the accession will be the coronation when Charles is officially crowned. Because of the preparations required, the coronation is unlikely to take place very soon after Charles's accession - Queen Elizabeth succeeded to the throne in February 1952, but was not crowned until July 1953.

For the past 900 years, coronations have taken place at Westminster Abbey - William was the first monarch to be crowned there, and Charles will be the 40th. It is an Anglican religious service, performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

At the climax of the ceremony, he will place the crown of St. Edward on Charles' head - a crown made of solid gold, which dates back to 1661. Unlike royal weddings, a coronation is a state ceremony - the government pays for it and ultimately decides the guest list.

Elizabeth has been on the British throne since 1952. She overcomes all crises, both political and family, with dignity and perseverance. This year, the Queen celebrated her platinum jubilee, i.e. 70 years of reign. No one before Elizabeth had been on the British throne longer.