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King Charles Continues Queen's Legacy By Upholding One of Her Last Royal Duties as Monarch
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King Charles Continues Queen's Legacy By Upholding One of Her Last Royal Duties as Monarch

The King laid a new wreath at the Cenotaph, the design of which pays tribute to the wreath of his grandfather, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II.

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King Charles is carrying out the duties set out by Queen Elizabeth in what was one of her final actions. Buckingham palace has revealed that Queen Elizabeth appointed six new people to the Order of Merit in early September and now, King Charles will bestow the honor on those chosen by Queen Elizabeth. The honor — the Order of Merit — was founded 120 years ago in 1902 by Edward VII, reported Express. The prestigious honor is a personal gift of the monarch for those that have greatly contributed to the arts, sciences culture, or military. As per the conditions, there can only be 24 living members at one time. It will also be the first time that King Charles carries out his duty as Sovereign of the Order.

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The Queen chose four members of the six from ethnic minorities and a total number of five women have been bestowed with the honor. Broadcaster Baroness Floella Benjamin and nursing expert Dame Elizabeth Anionwu become the first black women to be given the honor. Others chosen by Queen Elizabeth include Sir David Adjaye, an architect, Sir Paul Nurse, a cell biologist, Dr Venki Ramakrishnan, a molecular biologist, and Margaret MacMillan, a Canadian historian.