In light of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, attention now turns to Charles who will become King, and citizens want to know what the era of Charles’ reign will be titled.
Queen Elizabeth II served as the longest reigning British monarch, accumulating 70 years on the throne. The Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee this year and took the throne in 1952 when she was 25 years old.
It was reported on the evening of September 8, 2022, that Queen Elizabeth II had died at the age of 96 peacefully at Balmoral earlier that afternoon. A period of mourning for the Royal Family will now take place until seven days after the Queen’s funeral and the date of the funeral is still to be announced.
What era will it be when Charles is King?
If tradition is to be followed, Charles’ reign on the throne will be known as the Carolean era, after Queen Elizabeth II’s Elizabethan age – the second of its kind.
Carolean comes from the Latin name for Charles, Carolus, and was the titled era for Charles I (1625 – 1649) and Charles II (1660-1685).
However, Grazia pointed out that this successor era may become known as the Windsor era, or something more in keeping with the times, such as “the digital age”.
Charles to be titled King Charles III
It was officially announced by British Prime Minister Liz Truss that the crown would be passed to King Charles III, as his new title.
Forbes reported that King Charles III’s coronation will be planned later and will be held at Westminster Abbey.
With the passing of the monarch, King Charles III’s eldest son Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, are now in line to inherit the throne. This leaves William and Kate’s nine-year-old son Prince George as the second in line, followed by Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, making William’s younger brother, Prince Harry, fifth in line.
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