In the development of history and modernity, historical encounter accession board Made up of members of the English Church, legislators and senior state officials, it was broadcast live for the first time ever. It allowed millions of Britons to watch the ceremony, usually held behind closed doors, and was seen as a possible sign of how the new king might intend to rule.
The King personally requested that the television cameras be allowed in the accession council. King Charles III begins his reign as he intends to continue. A transparent new monarchy for a modern age,” tweeted royal commentator Charlie Proctor.
The meeting of the Council, which was traditionally meant to take place as soon as possible after the sovereign’s death, is followed by a meeting of Parliament.
Charles, dressed in black, was sworn in before the council while standing next to Queen Consort Camilla and the new Prince and Princess of Wales William and Catherine. He promised to support the Church and facilitate the continuity of government—a pledge every monarch has made upon taking office since George I in 1714.
He noted the “irreparable loss” the nation suffered with the death of Queen Elizabeth II and praised her reign as “unparalleled in its duration, dedication and dedication”.
He told the council, “I am fully aware of this great legacy and the grave duties and responsibilities of the Sovereignty that has now passed on to me.” “I will work hard to follow the inspiring example that I have set.”
Outside the palace, crowds from across the UK gathered and fell into quiet silence as they waited for the announcement – albeit with modern cell phones in hand, ready to post scenes from the event online.
Lifting their necks, some flock to get a good view. Somewhat ironically, others have turned to messaging groups and sites on WhatsApp for better views and detailed insights.
“It feels like we’re very close but very far away,” said Adam Stanton, 32, as he tried to update his social media feeds for the news. “What are they doing there? Where are the trumpets?”
After the announcement, chants praising Charles—at first tentatively and then in a more hoarse voice— rang out along with guns and salute horns. An angry mom tried to keep her kids involved in this important event: “Guys, I know this is really boring for you but this is actually very important,” he heard her say.
Online, the tune was less enthusiastic. One viewer tweeted: “Nobody cares that it’s not medieval anymore.” Another said, “Enough now.”
Charles’ mother made her own history when, encouraged by her husband, Prince Philip, she gave permission for her coronation to be broadcast on television for the first time in 1953.
Amanda Kingston traveled from the Welsh city of Tenby, and got up at 3:15 am to fly to London with her family for the event. She said Charles has proven reassuring at a time of national upheaval.
“Every morning we said, ‘We feel much happier,'” she told the Washington Post outside St. James’s Palace. “He looked like a king,” she said of the new king. Kingston and her family were devastated by the news of the Queen’s death on Thursday and gathered to raise a toast at home in her honor.
Inside the palace, former British prime ministers, including Tony Blair, David Cameron and the newly ousted Boris Johnson, mingled among the top religious and state officials who make up the council.
Opposition Labor leader Keir Starmer called it a “real moment in history”. Speaking to Britain’s Sky News after attending, he said, “On occasions like this we come together.” He and other senior lawmakers will take their oath later on Saturday to new King Charles III and will meet with him at Buckingham Palace in a smaller private audience.
Flags will be flown briefly with full staff across the country for 24 hours after the accession ceremony, before returning to half staff as the UK continues its 10-day period of national mourning.
The state funeral for Elizabeth is expected on Monday, September 19, in the presence of world leaders and officials, including President Biden.
Elizabeth, who died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday, will lie in Edinburgh before being taken to Westminster Abbey in London. You will be then buried Near her husband and father at Windsor Castle.
As the crowds waned and the party faded outside St James, some people continued to enjoy the rare historical moment, others made plans to travel to nearby Buckingham Palace to lay flowers and remember the Queen.