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 Prince Charles William Becomes King of UK

London – After the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in Britain, at the age of 96, her eldest son Charles William became the new King of Great Britain.

Charles, 73, was the heir to the British throne as the eldest son of Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He automatically became the king after the death of his mother without organizing any ceremony.

On Thursday, Elizabeth’s family members gathered at her Scotland home amid serious concerns about her health. The Queen’s death was later confirmed by Buckingham Palace.

After her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will mourn as Britain’s new monarch and head of state for 56 Commonwealth countries. Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952 at the age of 26.
At the moment the Queen died, the throne passed immediately and without ceremony to the heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales.

But there are a number of practical – and traditional – steps which he must go through to be crowned As King.

What will he be called?
He will be known as King Charles III. That was the first decision of the new king’s reign. He could have chosen from any of his four names – Charles Philip Arthur George.

He is not the only one who faces a change of title.

Although he is heir to the throne, Prince William will not automatically become Prince of Wales – that will have to be conferred on him by his father. He has inherited his father’s title of Duke of Cornwall – William and Kate are now titled Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

There is also a new title for Charles’ wife, Camilla, who becomes the Queen Consort – consort is the term used for the spouse of the monarch.

Formal ceremonies ?
It is expected that Charles will be officially proclaimed King on Saturday. This will happen at St James’s Palace in London, in front of a ceremonial body known as the Accession Council.

This is made up of members of the Privy Council – a group of senior MPs, past and present, and peers – as well as some senior civil servants, Commonwealth high commissioners, and the Lord Mayor of London.

In this tragic moment, we wish King Charles III good health, a peaceful transition, and success on the throne. Nepal and UK may have better relationships in the years to come. We are deeply saddened by the demise of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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