King Charles III Takes Throne After Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday at the age of 96. Following her death, her eldest child, Charles automatically became monarch and chose to take the name King Charles III as well as the rights and responsibilities of the crown as he becomes Head of State not just in the UK but in 14 other commonwealth realms including Australia and Canada. He will also become head of a 56 member commonwealth, the British Armed Forces, the Judiciary and the Civil Service and is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Charles is now the ‘Fount of Honour’ which means all honors such as knighthoods will be given in his name.