King Charles III will be officially proclaimed monarch today at an Accession Assembly, the first time in history that will be televised.
King will be proclaimed and sworn in at St James’s Palace at 10am.
He will join the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge as well as the Queen, Camilla, along with Chancellor Liz Truss and her cabinet.
The Privy Council, made up of politicians, senior members of the hierarchy and Supreme Court justices, will first assemble without the King to declare the new monarch and arrange affairs. regarding the declaration.
The King would then hold his first Privy Council and make a personal declaration and oath to “take on the duties and responsibilities of the sovereign” and follow in his late mother’s footsteps.
The Principal’s Statement will be read in public for the first time by the King of Arms Garter from the balcony overlooking Friary Court at St James’s an hour later, at 11am.
When the manifesto is read out, 41 guns will be fired by The King’s Troop’s Royal Horse Artillery at Hyde Park.
This was followed by several more claims across the country, with a second in the City of London at the Royal Exchange at midday today and others in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales at midday tomorrow.
The flags will be flown on full mast from the Main Proclamation until 1pm on Sunday in recognition of the new monarch, when they will be lowered half-mast in memory of the Queen.
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King Charles and Queen Consort entered the palace after being greeted by the crowd
It came after King Charles held his first audience with Ms Truss at Buckingham Palace yesterday ahead of his televised address to the nation.
Even though I’m sad, I swear to serve the people of Great Britain with “loyalty, respect and love”.
The king also expressed gratitude to his “mother’s love, affection, guidance, understanding and example”.
The King returned from Balmoral yesterday after rushing there as the Queen’s health deteriorated and he became King when the Queen passed away on Thursday afternoon.
Earlier in the day he held his first walkabout and met the public since joining as a greeting the wise outside Buckingham Palace.