Charles III became the new king of Great Britain: the first official statement of the new monarch
Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, passed away today. Her Majesty passed away at the age of 96. “This afternoon the queen died peacefully at Balmoral. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral overnight and return to London tomorrow,” the statement said.
Her eldest son, 73-year-old Charles, became the new king. The Guardian reports that the official proclamation ceremony will take place at St James’s Palace in London as soon as possible. He has already made the first official statement since the Queen’s death. The new British monk has taken the name Charles III, according to Prime Minister Liz Truss.
“The death of my beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth II is the saddest moment in history for me and our entire family. During this period of mourning and change, we will be comforted and supported by the knowledge that Her Majesty was respected and deeply attached,” the statement said.