King Charles was formally proclaimed as Britain’s new sovereign at the Council of Accessions held at the State Apartments in St James’s Palace on Saturday (09.10.22).
As heir apparent after the death of Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral, Scotland, on Thursday afternoon (09.08.22), Charles automatically became King, although the Council of Memberships was asked to make a formal announcement. Convened as soon as possible.
For the first time in history, the ceremony was broadcast live and opened with the words of President Penny Mordaunt, who said: Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle. ”
Prince Charles did not attend the first part of the ceremony as he had been declared king by the clerk of the Council. Only and rightfully brought to Arthur George.
“Thus we, the spiritual and temporal lords of this realm, the Members of the House of Commons, the other members of His Majesty’s Privy Council, and the representatives of the realms and territories, the Aldermen, the Citizens of London, etc., unite in one voice. By consent of tongue and heart, it is proclaimed and declared that Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, by the death of the late Sovereign of happy remembrance, shall become our only lawful and happy monarch.
“Charles III, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and his other kingdoms and territories, by the grace of God, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, humbly acknowledges all faiths and obediences of affection. , beseech God that the King and Queen reign, and bless Your Majesty with long and happy years to reign over us.”
He concluded by saying, “God save the king,” which the members of the council chanted back to him in unison.
The proclamation was then signed by Prince William, Prince of Wales, Lady Camilla, the Queen, Prime Minister Liz Truss, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Privy Counselors including Mordaunt.
Later in the ceremony, the King convenes his first Privy Council.
Afterwards, 73-year-old King Charles had many audiences in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace.
At 2:00 pm, he will meet with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and at 2:30 pm with Prime Minister Liz Truss and members of the Cabinet.
At 3pm he will join opposition leaders and at 4pm he will hold a private meeting with Dean David Hoyle of the University of Westminster.