After Queen Elizabeth II passed away, her eldest son took the throne.
Due to his mother Queen Elizabeth II's passing on Thursday in Scotland, the former Prince Charles is now the King of the United Kingdom.
At the age of 73, the long-serving heir apparent takes the throne, inheriting the monarch's title, her position as head of the Commonwealth, as well as her lands and possessions. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, his longtime friend, is now queen consort.
The newly-crowned King said in a statement issued by Buckingham Palace on Thursday that the loss of Queen Elizabeth II "will be sadly felt throughout the kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth, as well as by countless individuals throughout the world." "My family and I will be comforted and sustained during this time of mourning and change by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held," said the author.
The main Royal Family website, which has been temporarily replaced with a screen honouring Queen Elizabeth II and making reference to the "necessary modifications" being made to reflect the new leadership, is redirected to the prince's official website.
In a speech honouring the late Queen at Downing Street, newly-confirmed PM Liz Truss revealed that the newly-crowned monarch, whose full name is Charles Philip Arthur George, has chosen to keep the name Charles III for his official title. In the speech, she referred to the long-serving royal as "the rock on which our country was built" and "the very spirit of Great Britain."
The queen and her late husband Prince Philip had four children together, with Charles being the eldest. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Charles' son with the late Princess Diana, would be next in line for succession after the former Prince of Wales. Charles has chosen to express his power through philanthropy rather than UK politics because he is a member of the royal family and is strongly discouraged from doing so. He has founded, sponsored, or given to hundreds of organisations and NGOs. Environmental "sustainability" and the preservation of traditional architectural traditions are two of his favourite causes.
With 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth was the longest-reigning monarch in British history when she passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Just before she passed away, she had been placed under "medical observation." The appointment of Truss as UK prime minister was her final formal act.
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