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King Charles III Formally Confirmed As UK’s New King

The new UK King “Charles III” has hailed the late Queen Elizabeth “unequalled reign” after he was  proclaimed king in a ceremony at St James’s Palace.

Charles III became the new UK monarch after the death of his mother recently, but a meeting formally confirmed it on Saturday.

However, upon his confirmation, he also approved the day of the Queen Elizabeth’s funeral being a bank holiday, though it is not known what date this will be.

Speaking before the Accession Council, the new King said his mother’s death had been an “irreparable loss”.

In the meantime, senior MPs in the House of Commons, including new UK Prime Minister “Liz Truss”, have been swearing allegiance to the newUK  monarch.

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Addressing the general public in the State Apartments of St James’s Palace in London, King Charles said:

“It is the greatest consolation to me to know of the sympathy expressed by so many to my sister and brothers and that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to our whole family in our loss.”

He later spoke of the Queen’s “selfless service”, saying: “My mother’s reign was unequalled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion.

“Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life.”

The King added he would “strive to follow the inspiring example” he was set by his mother in taking on the “heavy responsibilities of sovereignty”.

This is the first time the historic ceremony, which dates back centuries, has been televised.

Actually, King Charles III himself was not present at the first round of the meeting when he was proclaimed monarch by the Accession Council, which is made up of senior politicians, judges, and dignitaries.

Clerk of the Privy Council Richard Tilbrook proclaimed Charles “King, head of the Commonwealth, defender of the faith”, before declaring “God Save the King”.

The packed room, including all of the six living former British prime ministers, repeated the phrase. The proclamation was then read out on a balcony above Friary Court in St James’s Palace.

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