April 22, 2024

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Australia and New Zealand officially recognize Charles III as King

Australia and New Zealand officially recognize Charles III as King

Sydney, Australia.- Charles III was officially announced as the new king of Australia and New Zealand on Sunday after taking over the throne of the United Kingdom following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on Thursday.

Efe reported that the governments of the two countries held separate actions in front of their respective parliaments.

In Canberra, Governor-General David Hurley, the representative of the British monarchy in the Maritimes, praised the image of the “good and glorious” Queen Elizabeth II in a speech and congratulated the United Kingdom’s new head of state. Lead in the name of Carlos III, “long and happy” reign.

“Her Majesty (Elizabeth II) is the only monarch to visit Australia and it is clear from her first visit that she holds a special place in our hearts,” Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said in a statement. September 22 is a national day of mourning.

Apart from government representatives, the ceremony in the Australian capital was also attended by representatives of minority tribes, who chanted chants and performed fire ceremonies in honor of the new monarch.

For her part, in Wellington, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern thanked the late monarch for her “close bond” with New Zealand and recalled the “deep affection” Carlos III showed with the country during his visits.

“As one chapter closes, another begins,” Ardern said at a ceremony held in English and Maori.

The maritime nations’ actions follow a similar ceremony in the United Kingdom this Saturday, after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the throne at the age of 96 after 70 years of reigning Carlos III.

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In addition to these two countries, Carlos III will also be declared head of state in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu in the Pacific region.

Proclamation at Ottawa

Carlos III was officially announced as Canada’s new monarch this Saturday when he became King of the United Kingdom following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, last Thursday. Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon, who acts as the country’s head of state on behalf of the British monarch, met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday to sign the declaration.

After Simon and Trudeau signed the document to make Charles III’s title official in Ottawa, the proclamation was read aloud and followed by a ceremonial salute with 21 salutes. The proclamation states that “His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom, Canada, and their other dominions and territories, following the death of our last sovereign, King Charles III.”

The proclamation concluded with the classic song “Long Live the King”. After the announcement, Trudeau spoke by phone with British Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss. In a statement released by the Canadian Prime Minister’s Office, Trudeau expressed his condolences to the British people and congratulated Truss on his recent appointment as prime minister.

In addition, the two leaders discussed the conflict situation in Ukraine, the global economic crisis and instability in energy markets and the food sector.