Charles III was today officially proclaimed King in the presence of the Royal Family, Prime Minister, former prime ministers, politicians, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and other dignitaries.
The proclamation ceremony was held at St James’ Palace in London on Saturday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Making his declaration at the Accession Council, Charles III promised to follow the “inspiring example” of his mother and ended with a prayer for the “guidance and help of Almighty God”.
He said: “My lords, ladies and gentlemen, it is my most sorrowful duty to announce to you the death of my beloved mother the Queen. I know how deeply you, the entire nation, and I think I may say the whole world, sympathise with me in the irreparable loss we’ve all suffered.