When she announces King Charles as the new monarch, Penny Mordaunt’s ITV Splash appearance is recalled.
After Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8 at a ceremony held at St. James Palace today, King Charles III was proclaimed the next king.
Penny Mordaunt, a former Splash star and politician, made history when she declared King Charles III to be the new monarch.
Today, September 10, 2022, a ceremony was performed at St. James Palace to formally announce King Charles III’s succession from his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8 at the age of 96.
The Accession Council, in charge of the service, issued eight commands, as is customary before King Charles made his proclamation.
Politician Penny presided over the event for the proclamation after this week’s appointment by Prime Minister Liz Truss as Commons Leader and Lord President of the Privy Council.
Following the ceremony, however, others commented on social media that the lawmaker was also the first reality TV celebrity to formally announce a new monarch, according to her appearance on the ITV programme The Splash.
Penny featured on the show in 2014, when she and other celebrities trained to perform professional dives. Vernon Kaye and Gabby Logan hosted the competition.
Penny Mordaunt is the first participant from ITV’s SPLASH! to announce a new monarch, according to a Twitter user who recalled her participation on The Splash: “Another win for ITV’s SPLASH! this week.”
In 2014, Penny Mordaunt had an appearance on the ITV show The Splash.
In 2014, Penny Mordaunt had an appearance on the ITV show The Splash (Image: PA)
One participant said, “BREAKING: Penny Mordaunt becomes the first Splash! contestant to preside over the accession of a monarch.”
“Absolutely peak UK that a contestant on Splash is now in charge officiating our next King,” a third person remarked.
“That was quite something to behold. History being made. Televised for the first time. And led by a former Splash! contestant,” a fourth person stated in reference to the ceremony.
The announcement of King Charles III as the next king came after his speech to the nation last night (September 9), in which he discussed changes happening at the palace, including William and Kate’s new titles as the Prince and Princess of Wales.
“We mourn sincerely the departure of a beloved sovereign and a much-loved mother,” the King said in reference to the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
“I am confident that the nation, the realms, the Commonwealth, as well as many others worldwide, will feel her loss profoundly.”