King Charles III announced as New Zealand’s new King

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Charles III has officially been announced as the new King of Aotearoa New Zealand.

A special ceremony was held on Sunday at Parliament.

The Governor-General of New Zealand Dame Cindy Karo spoke at the ceremony proclaiming King Charles III as New Zealand’s new monarch. 

This was followed by LAC Barbara Graham singing the national anthem God Defend New Zealand in te reo and English, before Parliamentary kaumātua Kura Moeahu offered a karakia.

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said that for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth served the people of Aotearoa New Zealand with unwavering duty.

The New Zealand ceremony follows a similar ceremony by the Accession Council in the United Kingdom yesterday, following the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign.

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