The moment Elizabeth II died, her eldest child, Charles automatically became emperor. As sovereign, he has chosen to take the name King Charles III.
All rights and responsibilities of the Crown now rest with King Charles III.
He has become the head of the British Armed Forces, the judiciary and the civil service, and is the supreme governor of the Church of England. He is the Fountain of Honor, which means that all honors, such as knighthood, will now be bestowed in his name.
The United Kingdom does not have a codified constitution, so the role of the monarchy is defined by convention rather than by law. He has a duty to remain politically impartial, which means he will come under greater scrutiny if he continues to express the views he is known for.
He has supported alternative medicines and organic farming techniques. In 1984, he struck the “Glass Stumps and Concrete Towers” of modern architecture. He has spent decades warning of the dangers of climate change. In the so-called “Black Spider” memo, he raised issues about which he was directly with ministers.
Elizabeth remained “above politics” and never expressed herself in any way on any issue and as a result she rarely divided opinion. She managed to maintain popular support and cross-party support in parliament, which was the only body to have the power to dethrone her.
We will never know what he discussed with his prime ministers in his regular audience, starting with Churchill, but Charles Has a more outspoken character. Will he keep quiet on policy matters in public but lobby in private? Will the Prime Minister take action on this?
The Prime Minister’s audience is one of several constitutional duties to which King Charles III would be expected to step up and bring him into regular contact with policymakers. He appoints the prime minister, opens parliamentary sessions, approves legislation and official appointments, receives credentials from foreign ambassadors and hosts world leaders on state visits.
Charles has also adopted the symbolic position as head of state, which means that he becomes a symbol of national identity, unity and pride. He represents continuity and celebrates excellence on behalf of the country. This is why we see the emperor initiating national events and major monuments.
People will look to Elizabeth in times of crisis, but will they rally around King Charles III in the same way? He is more divisive not only because of his honest views, but also because of his still bad taste because of his acrimonious divorce from his hugely popular first wife, Diana.
All official royal residences, including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, will now be under his control. There are also other residences, such as Balmoral in Scotland and Sandringham in Norfolk, which are privately owned by the Queen – and the nation will have to see to whom she leaves them at will.
King Charles III has overnight become one of the richest men in England.
For years the big question surrounding Charles’ wife has surrounded her title. At the time their marriage was announced in February 2005, the official statement said: “It is intended that Mrs Parker Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales joins The Throne.” This was a very clear sign that Camilla would not use the title of Queen. His office at Clarence House distanced himself from that statement in the intervening years, however, insisting that it was a matter for the reigning monarch.
Then, in February 2022, the Queen expressed her desire for her daughter-in-law to be known as Queen Consort, when Charles became king in a message marking the start of his platinum jubilee year – a statement that sought to resolve the issue. appeared for. Good.
The couple themselves welcomed the wishes of the Queen. That same weekend, a statement issued by a spokesperson said they were “impressed and honored by Her Majesty’s words.”
Where will the couple live? Well, traditionally the new monarch would move to Buckingham Palace, but in 2011, the BBC reported that Charles was considering moving his entire court to Windsor and converting Buckingham Palace into an event centre. This would be a dramatic and controversial change, but it could also introduce King Charles III as the new boss.
William and Catherine
So far, Charles Responsible for covering the costs of his successor, Prince William.
William now inherits his father’s title The Duke of Cornwall, which comes with an estate that provided an income of £23 million ($26 million) last year. That money now goes directly to William and he becomes independently wealthy.
His new title is HRH The Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge and tradition dictates that, first in line to the throne, he will also become Prince of Wales – but this is something the monarch would need to make a specific announcement on. If he does, Catherine becomes Her Royal Highness, The Princess of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
William and Catherine would be able to consolidate their independent court, which is currently located at Kensington Palace in west London, in an apartment that was refurbished shortly after their marriage. It is unlikely that William would want to relocate, so the king’s former residences, including Clarence House and Birkhall in the Scottish Highlands, would likely remain vacant until Charles provided them to other family members, or found an alternative use. The family stays at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor during the school term.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will follow the titles of their parents. They are now Her Royal Highnesses Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cornwall and Cambridge. They are likely to be known colloquially as George, Charlotte and Louis Wells.
Harry and Meghan
It is unlikely that Charles’ second son, Harry, will be offered a royal office until he and his wife Meghan return to their royal duties, and the king will also need to confirm that they are on the Windsor estate. Frogmore can continue to use Cottage, which is part of the royal estate. They currently live in California with son Archie and daughter Lilibet, but were allowed to continue using Frogmore as their official residence during the Queen’s reign.
When Harry and Meghan announced in early 2020 they were stepping down from royal duties, they said they would “work to become financially independent.” The terms of the split stipulated that while the pair would always be part of the family, they would no longer use their HRH titles.
As the monarch’s grandson, Archie now automatically becomes His Royal Highness Prince Archie of Sussex, while Lillibet will be His Royal Highness Princess Lillibet of Sussex. Whether they use those titles will only be known the first time their parents refer to them publicly.
Prince Andrew and other family members
King Charles III also becomes responsible for distributing roles, responsibilities and resources to other members of the royal family.
Then there are his other siblings, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, and more distant relatives such as Gloucester and Kent who maintain the royal residence in Kensington.
Charles will need to decide how much family support he needs to carry out his duties and who he wants to give. Then he can reveal what assistance he provides in return. Many of these decisions may have already been taken and the first indication of where their loyalty lies will be seeing who keeps which dwellings and specifically who gets the upgrade.
Anne and Edward, and their wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, are expected to continue their public duties after decades of dedicated service, but the new monarch has to balance against pressure to bring down the monarchy in difficult times. Is required.