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Canada officially proclaims Charles III country’s monarch

Toronto, Canada, Sep 10 (EFE).- Charles III was officially proclaimed Canada’s new monarch Saturday when he became king of the United Kingdom after the death last of his mother Queen Elizabeth.

Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon, who acts as the country’s head of state on behalf of the British monarch, met Saturday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign the proclamation.

After Simon and Trudeau signed the document in Ottawa making King Charles’ position official, the proclamation was read aloud and followed by a 21 gun salute.

The proclamation said “His Royal Highness Prince Charles Phillip Arhtur George is now, following the death of our last sovereign, King Charles III, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom, Canada and their other Dominions and Territories.”

After the proclamation, Trudeau spoke by telephone with British Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss.

The Canadian Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that Trudeau offered his condolences to the British people and congratulated Truss on her recent appointment as prime minister.

The two leaders discussed the situation of the conflict in Ukraine, the global economic crisis as well as the instability in the energy markets and the food sector. EFE


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