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King Charles officially proclaimed as Canada’s monarch

King Charles officially proclaimed as Canada’s monarch

King Charles III was officially proclaimed as Canada’s monarch Saturday in a ceremony in Ottawa.

Charles automatically became king when Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday. But like the ceremony in the United Kingdom hours earlier, the accession ceremony in Canada is a key constitutional and ceremonial step in introducing the new monarch to the country.

Charles now is the head of state in Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth of former colonies.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the ceremony where the Chief Herald of Canada read the proclamation on the accession of the new sovereign.