Prince Charles, the eldest son of British Queen Elizabeth II, will be officially proclaimed King of the United Kingdom on Saturday (September 10). On this day, all related ceremonies will be completed at St. James Palace, the oldest and most traditional palace of Britain’s royal family.
This information was given in a statement from Buckingham Palace, the main residence and office of the British royal family in the capital London on Thursday.
According to the statement, all formalities related to the appointment of the new king will be conducted under the supervision of the royal council (accession council). Prince Charles will be recognized as the country’s new king on Saturday at 9am International Time (GMT) in the presence of all members of the royal family and others concerned. At this time he had to sign an oath to protect the safety of the Church of Scotland.
At the end of this hour-long ceremony, the coronation of the new king will be announced to the public from the Friary Court balcony of St. James’s Palace at 10 o’clock. At the same time, the announcement will be made in London and all areas of the UK.
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the British royal family, breathed her last on Thursday. Known as Elizabeth II, the Queen ascended the throne in 1952 at the age of 25, and died aged 96.
Queen Elizabeth II, who has served as the head of the royal family for the past 70 years, has been suffering from aging physical problems since the beginning of the year. He removed himself from all royal duties.