Highlights: Charles Proclaimed As King Today, 2 Days After Queen's Death

King Charles III: King Charles automatically became monarch upon the queen's death Thursday, but an Accession Council ceremony at St James's Palace early Saturday is a constitutional formality to recognise his sovereignty.

Highlights: Charles Proclaimed As King Today, 2 Days After Queen's Death

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Britain's Charles III will officially be proclaimed king in a ceremony on Saturday, a day after he vowed in his first speech to mourning subjects that he would emulate his "darling mama", Queen Elizabeth II.

The 73-year-old automatically became monarch upon the queen's death Thursday, but an Accession Council ceremony at St James's Palace early Saturday is a constitutional formality to recognise his sovereignty.

"As the queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our nation," King Charles said in his first address to the nation yesterday.

Here are the highlights on King Charles's proclaimation:

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Sep 10, 2022 23:04 (IST)
William, Kate, Harry And Meghan Together See Floral Tributes To Queen


Warring brothers Prince William and Prince Harry, and their wives Kate and Meghan, reunited on Saturday to inspect floral tributes to Queen Elizabeth II and greet well-wishers.

The two couples, all dressed in mourning black, were seen together looking at the growing banks of flowers left at the gates of Windsor Castle since the queen's death on Thursday aged 96. Read more

Sep 10, 2022 22:02 (IST)
Queen Elizabeth's State Funeral To Be Held On September 19

The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Westminster Abbey in London at 11:00 am (1000 GMT) on Monday September 19, royal officials said on Saturday.

Buckingham Palace also confirmed that the queen, who died on Thursday aged 96, will then be taken to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, west of London, for a committal service.

The queen's body is currently in an oak coffin covered by the Royal Standard for Scotland, with a wreath of flowers on top, in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle, in northeast Scotland. Read more

Sep 10, 2022 21:54 (IST)
Canada Proclaims Charles As Its King In Formal Ceremony

Canada proclaimed Charles its king on Saturday in a formal ceremony at the official residence in Ottawa of the governor general, the monarch's representative in Canada who performs the duties of the head of state on behalf of the crown.

Canada announced a 10-day mourning period for the queen. Although Canada ceased being a colony of Britain in 1867, it remained in the British Empire until 1982, and is still a member of the Commonwealth of former empire countries that have the British monarch as head of state.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Mary Simon signed an order in council proclaiming the new sovereign after a Cabinet meeting.

Trumpets then announced the exit of Canada's chief herald from the residence. He read the order in council proclaiming the new monarch to the public in both English and French, ending with, "Long live the King!"

The ceremony ended with a 21-gun salute and the armed forces band playing "God Save the King."
Sep 10, 2022 17:58 (IST)
Putin Wishes King Charles "Success, Good Health"
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Britain's new monarch King Charles on the accession to the throne, the Russian embassy in London said on Twitter.

"Please accept my sincere congratulations on Your Accession to the throne," the statement from Putin read. "I wish Your Majesty success, good health and all the best," it added.

Sep 10, 2022 16:39 (IST)
Proclamation Ceremony Ends
The Proclamation ceremony at the Royal Exchange is now over. A London officer of arms read the Proclamation and proclaimed, "God save the King!" after which the Band of Coldstream Guards played the National Anthem. At noon tomorrow, proclamations will be read out in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Sep 10, 2022 16:21 (IST)
King Charles III's Personal Statement At Historic Proclamation Ceremony
Britain's new King Charles issued a personal statement during a historic ceremony on Saturday at which he was formally proclaimed the new monarch. Read the full text of his personal declaration here.
Sep 10, 2022 16:20 (IST)
Named King At Royal Ceremony, Charles Says "Deeply Aware" Of Duties
Charles III on Saturday said he was "deeply aware" of the "duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty", as he was formally proclaimed king at a historic ceremony.
Sep 10, 2022 16:20 (IST)
Sep 10, 2022 16:01 (IST)
Gun Salutes Fired Across Britain For New King
Gun salutes have been taking place to mark the Principal Proclamation. The King's troops fired 41 guns in Hyde Park and 62 guns at the Tower of London to mark the accession of the King, BBC reported.
Sep 10, 2022 15:41 (IST)
Ceremony At St James's Palace Concludes
A further Proclamation will be read at the Royal Exchange in the City of London.
Sep 10, 2022 15:40 (IST)
Three Cheers For The King After Proclamation Read At Balcony
The Garter King of Arms read the Principal Proclamation from the balcony above Friary Court after which the Garter King of Arms proclaimed "God Save The King", and the State Trumpeters sounded the Royal Salute.

The Garter King of Arms declared, "Three cheers for His Majesty the King. Hip-Hip..." three times, and the King's Guard responded "Hooray" each time.

Sep 10, 2022 15:28 (IST)
King Charles III: When Is King Charless Coronation? What We Know
While Charles was proclaimed King on Saturday by the Accession Council at St James' Palace making him Great Britain's next monarch, he is yet to be coronated in a separate more elaborate ceremony.
Sep 10, 2022 15:11 (IST)
Proclamation Ceremony Ends
Privy Council members leave St James' Palace and sign the proclamation on their way out 

Sep 10, 2022 15:07 (IST)
King Charles And Witnesses Sign Oath
The King signed the oath he has just declared in front of the Privy Council. Witnesses added their signatures to the document. Charles has also taken the oath related to the security of the Church of Scotland.
Sep 10, 2022 14:59 (IST)
King Charles' Tribute To Wife, Camilla
In his address, King Charles thanked his wife, Camilla, for her "constant support". "I am profoundly encouraged by the constant support of my beloved wife," he said.
Sep 10, 2022 14:57 (IST)
King Charles III Gives His Address In The Presence Of Accession Council
In King Charles' declaration to Accession Council, he mourns his mother, Queen Elizabeth's death. "My mother gave an example of lifelong love and of selfless service. My mother's reign was unequalled in its duration, dedication and devotion. Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life," he said.
Sep 10, 2022 14:42 (IST)
Sep 10, 2022 14:40 (IST)
Accession Council Proclaims Charles As New King
The first part of the proclamation ceremony by the Accession Council, which includes UK PM Liz Truss, has ended. The Council has proclaimed that Charles is now King Charles III of Great Britain.

Sep 10, 2022 13:02 (IST)
Queen Elizabeth To Remain On Canadian Currency "For Years To Come"
Canada, a former British colony, has a new head of state. But the face of Queen Elizabeth II will continue to appear on its currency. 

"The current polymer $20 bank note is intended to circulate for years to come. There is no legislative requirement to change the design within a prescribed period when the Monarch changes," Paul Badertscher, spokesman for the Bank of Canada, said by email Thursday. 

Read here.
Sep 10, 2022 12:47 (IST)
Charles To Be Proclaimed King In 1st Televised Ceremony
Britain's Charles will officially be proclaimed king in a ceremony on Saturday and this will be the first time the Accession Council is televised, BBC reported. Charles became king automatically the moment his mother died, so the council proclamation will be a ceremonial one.

Flags will fly at full mast for 24 hours to honour the new king, before returning to half mast.
Sep 10, 2022 12:37 (IST)
Sep 10, 2022 11:14 (IST)
Charles To Be Proclaimed King Today After Vowing "Lifelong Service"
Britain's Charles III will officially be proclaimed king in a ceremony on Saturday, a day after he vowed in his first speech to mourning subjects that he would emulate his "darling mama", Queen Elizabeth II.
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