New monarch for United Kingdom anointed after passing of Queen

Autumn Knight, Editor

After the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, her son, Prince Charles, succeeded her and was crowned King. King Charles III had been first in line to succeed the throne for the past seven decades. To officially become the new monarch, Charles had to be inaugurated in front of the Accession Council. This took place two whole days after the Queen had passed. The Accession Council is the ceremonial body of people that oversee the passing of the throne.  

The first thing King Charles did as King was anoint his family members with new titles, because when he became King a lot of their official titles and roles changed. For example, the most obvious change being heir apparent to the throne, a title Charles himself once held. This title now belongs to his son William. William was also made Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay in place of his father as well. 

Camilla was made King Charles queen consort, which Queen Elizabeth II had previously given her blessing to in the earlier months of the year. 

In King Charles’ first address to the nation, he honored his mother by sharing remembrance of her life and consoling the people while uplifting the fact that he intends to serve the nation truly. 

“As the queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself throughout the remaining time God grants me to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our nation.” Said the King.

Despite the loss and big shoes to fill, King Charles is stepping up and growing into the leader that the nation needs.