Liz Truss named the new king of Great Britain

Prince Charles of Wales will take the name Charles III after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Truss said. The last monarch named Charles ruled Great Britain from 1660 to 1685 max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced that the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles of Wales, after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, will take the name Charles III (in English, the spelling of his name will not change— Charles).

According to her, with the death Elizabeth II Great Britain “enters a new era.” She also called on the people to unite to help Charles III in his post. “God Save the King”, — concluded Truss.

In the English version, Charles III is written as Charles III, that is, in fact, he did not change his name, however, Russian-speaking users are mostly used to calling him Charles.

By law, the new monarch of Great Britain can change his name to one given to him at baptism. So, Elizabeth II at baptism received the names Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, and upon accession to the throne she used the first of them. Charles III at birth was named Charles (Karl) Philip Arthur George. According to The Guardian, the coronation ceremony of Charles III will take place at St. James's Palace in London as soon as possible.

After the death of Elizabeth II and the accession of Charles III, Prince William became the heir to the throne. The Prince and his wife Catherine's Twitter account has already changed its name from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. to “The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.”

Charles III was born in London on November 14, 1948, he is 73 years old. At the age of three years and three months, he became heir to the British throne after the death of George VI and the accession of Elizabeth II. He had been waiting in line for the throne for seven decades— this is the longest wait in the history of the British monarchy.

The king has two children— Prince William and Prince Harry (both by Princess Diana of Wales). Eight years after the death of Princess Diana in a car accident in 1997, he married Camilla Parker Bowles (now the Duchess of Cornwall).

Charles I Stuart ruled Great Britain from 1625 to 1649. He was the second son of King James VI of Scotland and Anne of Denmark, but after the premature death of Prince Henry in 1612, he became the main heir. In 1625 he ascended the throne and immediately came into conflict with Parliament about subsidies for the war with the Spaniards. The king dissolved parliament three times. Since 1629, he began to rule alone.

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Under his reign, there was an uprising in Scotland in 1637 and the subsequent Bishops' Wars of 1639-1640. They ended with the signing of the Truce of Ripon. The Scots occupied six counties in the north of England and received an indemnity from the king.

In 1640, an uprising began in Ireland, and the king was forced to convene a Long Parliament, which worked for 13 years. Soon a new confrontation between the king and parliament began, which led to the first civil war of 1642-1646. In 1648 another civil war broke out. Oliver Cromwell, who won it, put Charles I on trial and executed him in London on January 30, 1649. After that, a republic was proclaimed in England.

It existed until 1660, when, after the so-called restoration, the son of Charles I &mdash, who was in exile, came to power. legitimate heir to the throne, Charles II. According to the Breda Declaration, published in the same year, the new monarch promised amnesty to the participants in the revolution and the dominant position of the Anglican Church in the country.

Under his rule, England entered into a Triple Alliance with Holland and Sweden (1668 & ndash; 1670), but soon began a war with Holland (1672 & ndash; 1674). In 1680-1681, Charles II dispersed two parliaments of opposition and, after crushing the Cameronian uprising in Scotland, took repressive measures against his opponents, using the Ryhouse Plot of 1683 as a pretext. He died in London on February 18, 1685 from apoplexy (stroke). Subsequently, traces of mercury were found in his hair, which may be evidence of poisoning.

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