Chris Hipkins' confirmation as new prime minister by 64 lawmakers, known as Labour caucus, comes after surprise resignation by Jacinda Ardern.
Newly elected legislators in Canadian province refuse to take constitutionally required oath of allegiance to British monarch, and instead swear allegiance to people of Quebec.
Queen Elizabeth II was the unifying factor that kept the monarchy relevant and Britain still at the helm of the Commonwealth of Nations. But the crown seemingly sits uneasy on her successor.
Around 500 royals, heads of state and government from around the globe have been invited to the ceremony.
London’s Metropolitan police force said there is no terrorism link to the stabbing and that a suspect has been arrested.
Charles told members of the House of Commons and House of Lords that he would follow his late mother Queen Elizabeth II in upholding “the precious principles of constitutional governance” that underpin the UK’s political system.
While the queen was not directly responsible for her governments’ policies, she was nevertheless a willing tool and symbol of the British state which wrought havoc across the world.
Charles, who automatically succeeded his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, says her death was a moment of great sadness for himself and his family.
Leaders from every corner of the globe briefly unite in homage to Queen Elizabeth II, after the world's longest-serving monarch dies at her Scottish home at age 96.
After an apprenticeship that began as a child, Charles embodies the modernisation of the British monarchy.
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