UK: King Charles III announces elder son William and Kate as Prince and Princess of Wales

King Charles III announced Prince William and Kate as Prince and Princess of Wales after the passing away of longest serving Monarch, Elizabeth II.

After the death of the ninety-six-year-old Queen on Thursday afternoon in Balmoral, King Charles III addressed the nation with an emotional speech on Friday.

King Charles III on Friday granted the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales to his senior son, William, and his wife Catherine, popularly known as Kate, while also giving the nod to Duchess and Duke of Sussex Meghan and Harry.

While addressing the nation with an emotional speech, King Charles III said, “With Catherine beside Prince William, Our new Prince and Princess of Wales, I know both of them will continue to serve the nation with dedication and devotion and will inspire and lead our national conversation bring the frontier to the centre ground where important help can be given.”

The royal family of the UK announced Mourning and Condolence arrangements for the death of the Monarch at the Royal Residences through their official social media handles.

Disseminating information on their official website, the royal family states, “After the death of Her Majesty The Queen, The King’s wish that a time of Royal Mourning will be starting from the day of demise until seven days after The Monarch’s Funeral. The date of the Funeral will be announced in a few time.”

In addition, the royal family announced that “Members of the Royal Family will observe royal Mourning,

Royal Household staff and Agents of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to Ceremonial Duties.”

The coffin will be taken by hearse from St Pancras to the throne room in Buckingham Palace. Later it will be taken to the Palace of Westminster for the lying in state, five days in which the public will have a chance to pay their respects.

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