After the incredible 70-year reign, the late Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, the heir apparent to the throne and eldest surviving son, Charles is to be crowned as King Charles III.

The King of England, King Charles III

The Buckingham Palace said this in a statement after announcing the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the second. A coronation—traditionally held at Westminster Abbey—will be planned later to officially crown the new king.

According to the palace, King Charles’ wife, Camilla, is now to be known as the Queen consort. However, despite the fact that the Queen consort holds the female equivalent of her husband’s title(s) and has a fancy crown all to herself, she does *not* share the king’s sovereignty nor does she share his political and military powers.

Prince William and Kate are now refere to as The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge and this has now been reflected on their Twitter account @KensingtonRoyal.

A brief look to the British monarchy’s long history of named reveals that the new King could have chosen a different name, if he wanted to.

The history of the names of British kings and queens is a list of Williams, Georges, Henrys and Edwards, with a couple of Elizabeths and Marys as well. Queen Victoria was originally christened Alexandrina Victoria, but chose a different regnal name.The practice was continued by her son, born Prince Albert Edward, who took up the mantle of King Edward VII upon his accession to the throne in 1901.

Charles II, was the eldest surviving son of Charles I, had been eight years old when the English Civil War broke out. There was an interregnum, the period in English history from the execution of Charles I in 1649 to the Restoration of Charles II in 1660.

During the Interregnum, when Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector, festival days including Christmas were not allowed to be celebrated and instead were to be spent in respectful contemplation. But at the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Charles II repealed the ban on celebrating Christmas – to great popular joy.

King Charles III

King Charles is the third in the line of Charles, in the hastily of the British Monarchy.

Story: Ehizogie Ohiani


September 8, 2022