Queen dead: Will Charles be king in all Commonwealth countries?

King Charles with Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles is now the monarch (Image: HANNAH MCKAY via Getty Images Source: AFP)

Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on September 8.

Her Majesty died peacefully in Balmoral surrounded by her family.

The Queen has reigned on the British throne for over seven decades, making her the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

The Elizabethan era is now over and the reign of King Charles III. has now started.

Here’s what you need to know about our new king and the Commonwealth.

Will King Charles III be king in all Commonwealth countries?

Charles automatically became head of the Commonwealth after the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth II dead: key details

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died after 70 years on the throne, her death was announced by Buckingham Palace on September 8, 2022.

She died aged 96 at her home in Balmoral surrounded by her family, including her son and heir apparent Charles, the Prince of Wales, and her grandsons, the Duke of Cambridge Prince William and the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry .

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This is because Charles was formally appointed by Commonwealth leaders in 2018 to succeed Her Majesty at the helm of the union.

The ceremony took place at Windsor Castle and the decision was made by the leaders, who followed the Queen’s wish.

The Queen has been Head of the Commonwealth since ascending the throne in 1952.

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What did King Charles III. said about the Commonwealth?

Commenting on the role the Commonwealth played in his life, Charles said in 2018: ‘The Commonwealth has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember, beginning with my first visit to Malta when I was just five years old.’

Earlier this year, Charles said that Commonwealth countries are free to forge their future away from the Commonwealth.

Charles said: “Our Commonwealth family is – and always will be – a free association of independent, self-governing nations.

“We meet and speak as equals, sharing our knowledge and experience for the benefit of all citizens of the Commonwealth and around the world.

“The Commonwealth contains countries that had constitutional ties to my family, some that continue to do so, and increasingly those that did not.”

He added: “I want to make it clear, as I have said before, that the constitution of each member as a republic or monarchy is entirely a matter for each member country.

“The benefit of long life brings me the experience that arrangements like this can change calmly and without resentment.”

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