Charles succeeds mother, Queen Elizabeth II who passes on
Queen Elizabeth II of England’s son, Prince Charles has succeeded his mother as new monarch. He will be known as King Charles III, royal officials announced on Thursday evening.
Prime Minister Liz Truss, also confirmed the title. Truss in a short statement said, “Today the Crown passes, as it has done for more than a thousand years, to our new monarch, our new head of state, his majesty King Charles III.”
Queen Elizabeth II of England died following health challenges on Thursday.
Buckingham Palace announced that the queen died peacefully at Balmoral Castle.
Elizabeth who was United Kingdom’s longest serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II has died at Balmoral, aged 96. She reigned for 70 years.
She ascended to the throne in 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI. She oversaw the last throes of the British empire, weathered global upheaval and domestic scandal, and dramatically modernized the monarchy.
She died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after doctors said they had become concerned about her health on Thursday.
Elizabeth ruled over the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms, and became one of the most recognizable women ever to have lived. Her son, Charles, immediately became King upon her death.
Charles, as the queen’s eldest son, inherits the sovereign title and job as head of the Commonwealth, along with other assets such as land and property.
Charles, 73, has waited decades to become king and is the longest-serving heir in British history. He is the eldest of four children born to the queen and her late husband Prince Philips.
When his mother assumed the throne at age 25, he became Britain’s heir apparent at age 3. Charles’s titles include Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay and Earl of Carrick. (NAN)
Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.
Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers, starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss, born 101 years later in 1975, and appointed by the Queen earlier this week.
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