Prince Charles, 73, on Wednesday assumed the position of the King of England shortly after the death of his Mother Queen Elizabeth II.
The throne was swiftly and quietly transferred to the heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, upon the death of the Queen.
The coronation of Prince Charles, code-named “Operation Golden Orb,” won’t take place for months, but he ascended to the throne immediately after the queen’s death and will be addressed as the King of the United Kingdom and the 14 Commonwealth Realms.
Newsbreak.ng had earlier reported that Queen Elizabeth, 96, died on Thursday at the Balmoral estate following a brief illness.
The announcement of Prince Charles’s monarchy on Friday at 10:00 a.m. is part of his first schedule as King.
He will then meet with Prime Minister Liz Truss and other cabinet officials. He will then travel to the United Kingdom for two days.
From 1952 until his ascension in 2022, King Charles III, named Charles Philip Arthur George, was the Duke of Cornwall and the Duke of Rothesay.
Prior to his ascension as King, Prince Charles was the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history.
As the Prince of Wales who held the throne the longest, he did so from July 1958 until his accession on September 8, 2022, following the passing of his mother, Ms Elizabeth.
He will be recognized as King Charles III after choosing to be addressed as King Charles.
The new king’s first act after taking power was the name choice. Charles Philip Arthur George was one of four names he could choose from.
King Charles III is not the only person who will have his title changed.
Prince William will need to have his father bestow the title of Prince of Wales on him even though he is the heir to the throne. William and Kate are now known as Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge as he has acquired his father’s title of Duke of Cornwall.
The wife of the monarch is referred to as the consort, and Camilla, Charles’ wife, now has the title of Queen Consort.