King Charles III Meets with Church Anglican Leader at Buckingham Palace

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King Charles III met this Saturday (10th) with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby – leader of the Anglican Church, the state religion of England.

The meeting, which was also attended by Queen Consort Camilla, took place in Room 1844 at Buckingham Palace in London.

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Room 1844 was named in commemoration of the visit of Russian Emperor Nicholas I in 1844 and is used by the royal family to meet important guests.

It was in this room that Queen Elizabeth II met the Emperor of Japan Akihito in 2007 and the King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander in 2018. She also recorded several of her traditional Christmas messages there.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury was also present at the ceremony for the proclamation of the new monarch by the Accession Council at St. James.

Justin Welby is the leader of the Church of England, of which Charles III is now the head, holding the position of Supreme Governor of the Church.

The title gives Charles III the right to rule the Anglican Church, which is the official state religion of England.

In turn, the Archbishop of Canterbury is the highest office of the clergy, that is, he is the de facto spiritual leader. In addition, he is responsible for administrative functions.

The monarch, for example, is responsible for formally naming Church members who advise the British prime minister.

In addition to Welby, King Charles III is due to meet, this Saturday (10), with Prime Minister Liz Truss, the head of Westminster Abbey and the government’s Cabinet of Ministers.

Source: CNN Brasil

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