The king Charles III was officially proclaimed head of state of Australia Y New Zealand in separate ceremonies held this Sunday in the capitals of both countries.
In New Zealandthe proclamation of Carlos III as monarch, replacing Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday at the age of 96, took place in the Parliament of Wellington.
From the steps of Parliament, the Prime Minister Jacinda Arden He stated that the act recognized the queen’s son, “His Majesty King Carlos III as our sovereign.”
Ardern stated that, after the queen’s death, New Zealand entered a time of change.
“King Charles has consistently shown his deep concern for our nation,” he said. “This relationship is highly valued by our people. I have no doubt that it will deepen,” he added.
In Australia, the Governor General David Hurleyrepresentative of the British monarch, proclaimed the king Charles II as head of state in Parliament House in Canberra. The act was marked by a 21-gun salute.
The British monarch is the head of state in Australia and New Zealand, among the 14 kingdoms outside the United Kingdom, although his role is mainly ceremonial.
Previously, the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, he said that on September 22 there would be a day of national mourning for the queen, which would be a public holiday.
Albanian He assured that he would travel to London on Thursday, attend the queen’s funeral on September 19 and return to Australia on September 21.
“The next day will be the National Day of Mourning and the memorial service,” he told the television network. ABC.
“That is to allow people to pay their respects on the passing of Queen Elizabeth,” the prime minister said.
Albanian indicated that Australia he had offered to fly 10 of his Pacific Island counterparts and New Zealand dignitaries to Britain for the queen’s funeral.
As it happens in your own United Kingdomthe political power of the monarch beyond the British borders is limited in practice, but his representative functions are of notable relevance.
Thus, for example, it is in charge of sanctioning the laws that are approved in Australia or Canada, two of the 15 largest economies on the planet.
Elizabeth II even made two official visits to the United States as Queen of Canada, to meet with President Dwight Eisenhower and his Vice President, Richard Nixon, in 1957 and 1959.
The Commonwealth of Nations or Commonwealth is a supranational organization sponsored by London after World War II to cultivate commercial and diplomatic ties with its former colonies.
The work of the entire royal family as British representatives, in this sense, has been essential in foreign policy for decades.
(With information from The Guardian)
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