‘God Save the King’ and 21-gun salute, this is how Canada’s new head of state announced

Britain’s King Charles III was officially named Canada’s new head of state at a ceremony in Ottawa on Saturday. Charles automatically became king after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. But like the ceremony in Britain a few hours earlier, the ceremony in Canada is an important constitutional and ceremonial step to introduce the new monarch to the country.

A member of the British Commonwealth said that Charles is now Canada’s head of state. Although Canadians are somewhat indifferent to the monarchy, many were deeply attached to the late Queen Elizabeth II. Overall, there is little anti-monarchical sentiment in Canada, which means that Charles will almost certainly remain King of Canada. One reason is that abolishing the monarchy would mean changing the constitution.

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PM Justin Trudeau attended the ceremony

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the ceremony in which Charles III was formally declared Canada’s new head of state. A 28-member band from the Canadian Armed Forces played ‘God Save the King’ during a 21-gun salute. The ceremony ended with the national anthem of the country.

Funeral to be held on September 19

Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated with state honors on 19 September at 11 a.m. local time at Westminster Abbey in London. Buckingham Palace made the announcement on Saturday. Before the funeral, the body of the late British Queen will be kept at Westminster Hall for four days, where the public will be able to pay their last respects to her.

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