President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received a phone call this Monday (6th) from King Charles III, monarch of the United Kingdom.
During the conversation, Lula thanked Charles III for recognizing his victory in the 2022 elections in the first few hours after the results were released by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).
The Brazilian representative also received positive comments from the Briton regarding Brazil’s role in discussions on climate change.
I have just spoken by telephone with King Charles III of the United Kingdom. We talked about the desire to deepen partnerships and discussions between our countries on the climate issue and environmental protection.
— Lula (@LulaOficial) March 6, 2023
“I just spoke by telephone with King Carlos III, of the United Kingdom. We spoke about the desire to deepen partnerships and discussions between our countries on the climate issue and protection of the environment”, commented the president on his Twitter account, translating the name of the British king.
Despite the expectation that the call included a formal invitation for the Brazilian to participate in the official coronation ceremony of Charles III [marcada para o próximo dia 6 de maio]this information was not confirmed by Lula, nor by the Secretariat of Communication.
Although an official coronation ceremony has not yet taken place, Charles III has been the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since September 8, 2022, following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
At the coronation of Elizabeth II, in June 1953, Brazil was not represented by the then President Getúlio Vargas, but by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Marshal Mascarenhas de Moraes.
Lula could, therefore, be the first Brazilian president to participate in the coronation of an English monarch, if he is present at the May 6 ceremony.