King Charles III has been proclaimed the Canadian head of state at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the order-in-council and the proclamation for the accession today in the presence of the Governor General Mary Simon.
The event was marked with 21 gun salutes, which lasted a little over three minutes. Samy Khalid, Chief Herald of Canada, read the proclamation on the accession of King Charles III.
The federal government will also roll out a series of events to commemorate the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. The date of Canada’s national commemoration ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II is up in the air as officials eagerly await public confirmation of when her state funeral will be held in London.
The Heritage Department says the national ceremony will start with a memorial parade composed of Canadian Armed Forces members and RCMP officers along with a 96-gun salute — one for each year of her life — and a CF-18 flypast.