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The original phrase was translated from the French Le roi est mort, vive le roi! , which was first declared upon the accession to the French throne of Charles VII after the death of his father Charles VI in 1422. In France , the declaration was traditionally made by the duc d'Uzès , a senior peer of France , as soon as the coffin containing the remains of the previous king descended into the vault of Saint Denis Basilica . The phrase arose from the law of le mort saisit le vif —that the transfer of sovereignty occurs instantaneously upon the moment of death of the previous monarch. "The King is dead" is the announcement of a monarch who has just died. "Long live The King!" refers to the heir who immediately succeeds to a throne upon the death of the preceding monarch.

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