King Charles III has been officially named as the main monarch (King) in Australia and New Zealand on Sunday.
In Canberra, Governor-General David Hurley had also proclaimed “Prince Charles Philip Arthur George to be King Charles III, by grace of God, King of Australia”.
At a similar ceremony in Wellington, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hailed Charles, saying he “has long had an affection for Aotearoa New Zealand, has consistently demonstrated his deep care for our nation”.
The two ceremonies had also been relative formalities.
Both former British colonies have been independent for decades but retain the monarch as their head of state.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who will leave for London this week to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, announced that September 22 would be a public holiday in Australia to mark her death.
Coming on the heels of the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II who was the longest-serving monarch in British history, her eldest son, Prince Charles has been reportedly crowned as the King of England.
Africa Daily News, New York had also reported that the Queen Elizabeth who is also an icon recognisable to billions of people around the world had given up the ghost on Thursday.
According to an announcement which had been made by Buckingham on Thursday, she had also died peacefully at the age of 96.
Prince Charles who is the Prince of Wales and also the eldest of her four children at 73 is apparently the oldest heir apparent in the British history and therefore he becomes king of Britian immediately.
The queen’s death had also come after Bukingham palace had also announced on Thursday that the doctors had been “concerned” for her health and recommended that she stayed under medical supervision.
All her children — Charles, Princess Anne, 72, Prince Andrew, 62, and Prince Edward, 58 had also flocked to her Scottish Highland retreat in Balmoral. They had also been joined by Charles’s sons, Prince William, and his estranged brother Prince Harry.
Two days earlier, the queen of England had also appointed Liz Truss as the 15th prime minister of her reign and was seen smiling in photographs but looking frail and using a walking stick as well.