King Charles III will be officially proclaimed Britain’s new monarch at the Accession Council at 10 am on Saturday morning at St James’s Palace, London, Buckingham Palace said.
Following the Accession Council, there will be the Principal Proclamation, which will be read at 11 am from the balcony overlooking Friary Court at St James’s Palace, it said.
"The Accession Council, attended by Privy Councillors, is divided into two parts. In part I, the Privy Council, without The King Present, will proclaim the Sovereign, and formally approve consequential orders. including the arrangements for the Proclamation. part II, is the holding by The King of His Majesty's first Privy Council. The King will make his Declaration and read and sign an oath to uphold the security of the Church in Scotland and approve Orders in Council which facilitate continuity of government," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
"The Accession Council will be followed by the Principal Proclamation, which will be read at 11 am at St James's Palace. The Proclamation will be read by Garter King of Arms, accompanied by the Earl Marshal, other officers of Arms and the Serjeants at Arms. This is the first public reading of the proclamation. As is convention, a second Proclamation will be read in the City of London, at the Royal Exchanges at 12 noon on Saturday. Further Proclamations will be read in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales at 12 noon on Sunday," it added.
King Charles III, formerly known as The Prince of Wales, became heir apparent on the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. The 73-year-old monarch, eldest son of The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born at Buckingham Palace on November 14, 1948. The Prince's mother was proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 25, when her father, King George VI, died aged 56 on February 6,1952.
Meanwhile, a period of mourning for the Royal Family will continue until seven days after the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. UK's longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace says: "Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it is His Majesty The King's wish that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now on until seven days after The Queen's Funeral. Royal Mourning will be observed by Members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and Representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to ceremonial Duties."
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