Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II

With the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the crown was immediately passed down to her eldest child Charles. This is to abide by the constitutional monarchy system of the United Kingdom. Therefore, Charles is now the new King. He chose to be called the title of King Charles III according to Liz Truss, the new Prime Minister.

The formal ceremony for Charles’ accession is said to be happening this September 10, Saturday. It is going to take place in St. James’s Palace in London where the Accession Council meetings happen. There are going to be a hundred or fewer authorized attendees in the formal ceremony of proclaiming Charles as the King.

In case people are wondering the formal ceremony happening tomorrow is different from the actual coronation. The formal ceremony is the proclamation of Charles as the King. While the coronation is the crowning day of King Charles III. Therefore, the question going around now is when is the coronation day?

UPDATE: King Charles III, the oldest child, will be officially crowned at the coronation ceremony on September 10, 2022.

On the coronation day of King Charles III 

With Queen Elizabeth II being U.K’s longest reigning monarch to have ever served. This also makes Charles the longest heir to have waited to ascend the throne. Charles at the age of 73 has certainly prepared his whole life for his moment to become King and he did.

Even if his formal proclamation is tomorrow, the coronation day is not likely to happen anytime soon. This is also to give time for the royal family and the nation to grieve the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The crowning of the new monarch also takes a lot of preparation since it is a symbolic and momentous event in the monarchy. Considering it is going to be part of the history books forever.

On the coronation day of Queen Elizabeth, it took her more than a year to be crowned. Her accession was on February 6, 1952, and her coronation day happened on June 2, 1953. So it is highly possible that it would happen to Charles as well. The crowning day is happening sometime next year unless other announcements occur.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles
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What is going to happen now that Charles is King?
  • He is now the head of state in 14 countries and the United Kingdom. This also makes him the head of the Commonwealth of Nations which consists of 56 independent countries.
  • Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall is going to be the Queen Consort. She is the second wife of King Charles III and they married in a civil ceremony on April 9, 2005. The Queen Consort title is for the spouse of the reigning King.
  • Now that Charles is King, the first heir to the throne is his eldest son with the late Princess Diana, Prince William. Then the second in line is the son of Prince William, the 9-year-old Prince George. After Prince George are his siblings, the next in line is Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

  • While the second son of King Charles III, Prince Harry is fifth in line to the throne. Along with his and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, firstborn child Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

As soon as the Queen passed away, regardless of the coronation ceremony he is now King Charles III. We are yet to find out further announcements from The Royal Family soon about the coronation day of King Charles III.  Lastly, we at Spiel Times, express our condolences to the entire Royal Family. May the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, rest in peace.

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