The queen is dead, long live the king. The second Elizabeth II succumbed, Charles III succeeded her to the throne of the United Kingdom. This man, who until then answered to the name of Prince Charles, lived all his life in the shadow of his mother, the second monarch having had the longest reign of the modern era… Just behind Louis XIV.

In a press release, the king mourns a “beloved sovereign” and a “beloved mother”.

“The passing of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of very great sadness for me and all of my family. We deeply mourn the passing of a dear sovereign and a beloved mother. I know his loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, kingdoms and commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.” -Charles III

At 73, Prince Charles has a face well known to the British people, and will inevitably wear the Crown for less time than his late mother. “Charles will have spent most of his life preparing for this role, that of the embodiment of the British monarchy,” writes Liberation.

For the first time in 70 years, royal ceremonies will no longer end with the anthem God Save the Queen…but God Save the King. This song, performed to pray for the good health of the ruler, is adapted according to the gender of the person on the throne.

One of the best-known in the world, Britain’s national anthem is inspired by a French hymn, Great God Save the King, originally written by the Duchess of Brinon after the recovery of King Louis XIV who postponed surgery. a fistula.

Great God, save the King // Long live our King! // Long live the king ! // To him the victory // Happiness and glory // May he have a happy reign // And the support of heaven! // Great God save the King // Great God avenge the King // Long live the King // That always glorious // Louis victorious // See his enemies // Always submissive.