King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain’s new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony – CBS News
King Charles III, the world’s newest monarch, was officially proclaimed sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday morning.
The council is comprised of senior politicians, religious figures and civil servants from across British society and the 14 other realms.
The Privy Council, the oldest functioning part of Britain’s government, acknowledged the death of Queen Elizabeth II and formally proclaimed King Charles III as the new king. King Charles joined the council and swore an oath vowing to serve his kingdom.
The new king then vocally approved a number of orders, including declaring his mother’s funeral a national holiday. He also declared to serve loyally the Church of Scotland.
The proclamation of King Charles as monarch was read out loud from the Proclamation Gallery of St James’s Palace. The proclamation declared Prince Charles the III, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, and was followed by a trumpet salute and a cry of “God save the king!”
The ceremony was to be followed by gun salutes and public repetitions of the proclamation in other capital cities across the United Kingdom. King Charles’ third day on the job will involve formal meetings with officials and leaders of Britain’s political opposition parties.
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