Charles III: Former Prince of Wales Proclaimed King of Britain in Historic Ceremony (Video)

Charles III: Former Prince of Wales Proclaimed King of Britain in Historic Ceremony (Video)

  • 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, a group of the monarch's advisers announced Charles III as Britain's new sovereign

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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:

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In a related story, reported that UK's longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday, and several Ghanaians flooded social media with touching tributes to mourn her passing.

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The late Queen Elizabeth II, 96, died peacefully in the afternoon at Balmoral Castle, where she had spent much of the summer.

The queen, whose reign lasted for more than 70 years, was sorely loved and would be missed by many.

Video Captures Fante Chiefs Giving Away Massive Gold To Queen Elizabeth II

Also, reported that following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, an old video has emerged showing some Ghanaian chiefs giving away massive gold to the monarch during her historic first visit in 1961.

The video captures the chiefs at Cape Coast (where Fante is spoken) lining up in turns to give away the gold gifts to the Queen of England, her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, and their children back in Britain when they visited Cape Coast in 1961.

The British Pathe film, posted on YouTube on April 13, 2014, shows a durbar of chiefs and people held for the Queen and her husband at the former capital of the Gold Coast.

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