After the Death of The Queen: Prince Charles Becomes King Charles III (The Heir Pays Tribute to His Mother)
Charles has paid tribute to ‘cherished Sovereign and much-loved Mother’ Queen Elizabeth II, as he is confirmed as Britain’s new monarch.
The statement ‘from His Majesty The King’ came just half an hour after the ‘peaceful’ passing of the Queen was announced.
He is now effectively king, although protocol dictates that he is proclaimed as the new monarch the day after the Queen’s death.
He will be known by the regnal name of King Charles III, Clarence House has confirmed. As his full name is Charles Philip Arthur George there was a chance that he could have opted to use one of these names instead.
His statement read: ‘The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
‘We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.
‘I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.