KING Charles is the oldest British monarch to ascend the throne at the age of 73.
Having been his mother’s heir for 70 years, many eagerly await the changes that will come during the reign of King Charles. But what can you expect?
Why is the reign of King Charles III. referred to as the “Carolean Era”?
The Carolean era began after King Charles ascended the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.
The word “Carolean” comes from the name Charles.
The names used to categorize the eras of different monarchs usually come from their names.
Before Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952, the reign of her father, King George IV, was called “the Georgian era”.
Before that, the reign of King Edward VIII was known as the “Edwardian Era”.
The Carolean era is no different for King Charles.
What does Caroline mean?
The word Carolean was first used during the reign of King Charles II in the 17th century.
The first King Charles reigned between 1625 and 1649 and his reign was known as the “Caroline Era”.
The name Caroline derives from the Latin word “Carolus” for Karl.
Because of the transmission of his name, we refer to the reign of King Charles III. as a Carolean era.
What was the reign of Queen Elizabeth II?
The reign of Queen Elizabeth II was known as the Elizabethan Era.
This was the second Elizabethan era in history, as Queen Elizabeth I presided over the first Elizabethan era between 1558 and 1603.
The Elizabethan era came to an end on Thursday September 8, 2022 after 70 years.
The reign of King Charles will not only bring a change in the name of the era.
We will also see a change in our money, our passports and our national anthem.
The national anthem has officially changed its name from “God Save The Queen” to “God Save The King”.
The newly amended national anthem has already been sung at a number of events across the country including the third Test cricket match between England and South Africa on Sunday 11 September 2022.
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