Russia’s Putin Congratulates Charles III As He Takes Oaths To Become King

Charles III has sworn an oath as he was proclaimed king during an elaborate ceremony at St James’ Palace, London on Saturday. The death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II was formally announced by the Accession Council.

It was after then that Charles III was named as king.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first set of World leaders to send goodwill messages. Shortly after the official proclamation of King Charles III at a pomp-filled ceremony in London, the Russian strongman offered his “sincerest congratulations”. 

King Charles III

“Please receive my sincerest congratulations on your accession to the throne,” Putin said in a telegram addressed to the new king, the Kremlin said. “I wish Your Majesty success, robust health, and above all the best.”

At the proclamation, about 200 people gathered in the room and said ‘God save the King’ before documents were signed.

Vladimir Putin

The King pledged to follow his “darling mama’s” life of service in his first address to the nation.

The Queen, the UK’s longest-reigning monarch, died peacefully at Balmoral Castle on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96.

Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales (L) and Britain’s Camilla, Queen Consort were there to witness proceedings at the Accession Council in the Throne Room inside St James’s Palace in London. 

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