Charles is the first son of the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. He was born in Buckingham Palace, London, on the 14th of November, 1948. His complete name is Charles Philip Arthur George. He got his early education from Gordonstoun and completed his BA at Trinity College, Cambridge.
In 1981, King Charles married Diana Spencer and divorced her in 1996. Then he married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, and now she has become the Queen Consort of the UK. Charles has two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. William, his first son, is the Prince of Wales. Whereas Harry’s second son is the Duke of Sussex.
King Charles Proclaimed the Crown
King Charles proclaimed the monarchy on September 8, 2022, after her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died. The announcement of his reign took place immediately on Saturday without any formal ceremony at St. James’s Palace. Charles is now known as King Charles III until his coronation. Until then, he can decide on any name out of his four-word name, Charles Philip Arthur George.
Since Charles acceded to the throne, Camilla has been her Queen’s consort. William and Catherine are titled, Prince and Princess Cambridge. King Charles titled them the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge. Furthermore, King Charles announced them as the Prince and Princess of Wales. Before the beginning of Charles’ reign, he was the longest-serving heir. When he became monarch, he was the oldest monarch.
King Charles ruled over the following countries: the UK, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Tuvalu, Antigua, Barbuda, Australia, and Saint Lucia. Furthermore, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands, the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
The First Speech of King Charles III
On the 9th of September, King Charles III delivered his first speech that aired on television for the first time. In the speech, he talked about his priorities, which we discussed below, one by one.
Said words about the former Monarch
First of all, he paid tribute to his late mother. He said the late Queen lived well and fulfilled her duty to serve people. Furthermore, he declared that the nation would mourn its Queen deeply. However, he talked about how his mother was an inspiration to him.
King Charles considered the late Queen as an example for him as well as for his family. Her death was a significant loss for the royal family and the United Kingdom. Her family and people will remember the late Queen Elizabeth for her affection, guidance, love, and understanding.
Then he said that he would always follow the late monarch. He will work for the service of his nation with complete devotion, like her mother. He emphasized that whatever the beliefs someone has, from wherever someone belongs, and whatever they face, he will always work for the betterment of his people across the nation.
Aiming to carry the Legacy of Late Queen Elizabeth II
King Charles said his reign’s missions were based on the Queen’s policy principles. He will continue the legacy of Elizabeth II, as she successfully ran her tenure for 70 years. Despite the many constant changes in the cultural, social, and political scenarios across the United Kingdom, the country’s values remained the same before, and those values must remain unchanged.
Showed attention towards kingship
Before his kingship, King Charles was involved with several charity organizations and was doing social work. But now, he said he could not work with the organization as a monarch. His office needs his attention, and he must hand the critical work to trusted people. Who carry on reliable charity work for society.
The Queen Consort
Furthermore, King Charles spoke about the roles of three women in his life. How Queen Elizabeth, his darling mama, played an important role throughout his journey and supported him with devotion and love. He discussed the role of his wife, Camilla, as Queen Consort for the whole family and nation. He said that Camilla supported him and would continue to do so as her new role demanded.
King Charles III Coronation
The coronation of King Charles III will be a formal, symbolic ceremony of his successful accession. Coronation will be held in 2023, and the British government will provide funds for it. This coronation ceremony is announced as being less expensive than previous ones. Camilla Parker Bowles, Charles’ wife, is crowned as “Queen Consort” with the crown of Queen Elizabeth.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that the coronation is not going to happen in 2022. Because a ceremony is a state event requiring several months to prepare, The Committee of Privy Counsellors is responsible for arranging the coronation ceremony. That is why the possible date for the ceremony is June 2, 2023. June 2 is also the 70th anniversary of the late Queen Elizabeth.
King Charles III clearly discussed his aims and missions in his first speech. His speech provided a thorough vision of the principles guiding his monarchy. Such an address covered all the key areas. From his late mother’s devotion and legacy for the nation to Charles’ leadership plans for his people, he delivered the whole speech in a confident tone with a gesture of peace for all the communities.