Newly-crowned King Charles III has made some alterations to the prayers for the Royal Family after getting into the hot seat. He became King immediately after the death of Queen Elizabeth II who as the longest-serving monarch in history. She passed away at the beginning of September and a national period of mourning followed.
According to The London Gazette, the monarch has altered the long-existing prayers for the Royal Family by Royal Warrant on September 17. The changes are: “That in every prayer for or referring to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and contained in any form of service authorised for use in the Church of England instead of the word ‘Queen’ the word ‘King’, instead of the word ‘Elizabeth’ the word ‘Charles’ and instead of the words ‘Sovereign Lady’ the words ‘Sovereign Lord’ be inserted;
“That in every prayer for the Royal Family contained in any form of service authorised for use in the Church of England, instead of the words ‘Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Charles Prince of Wales,’ the words ‘Camilla the Queen Consort, William Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales’ be inserted; and “That in all prayers so altered, such change of the pronouns ‘She’ and ‘Her’ be made as will by those alterations be rendered necessary.”
The changes were published on September 30 and the alterations were registered by King Charles at the Court at Saint James’s and are listed as being submitted “In the first Year of Our Reign.”
He has not been coronated yet and an official date has not been set. He is still performing all of the duties of a monarch. The Telegraph reported that it is likely to be in spring or summer 2023, after a period of mourning for the late Queen.