The King paid tribute to his mother before the assembled Membership Council, saying she “set an example of lifelong love and selfless service”.
“Her reign was unparalleled in its duration, dedication and devotion. said at the ceremony.
The 500-year-old ancient ceremony at St. James’s Palace in London consists of two parts. In the first part, the sovereign’s death was officially announced and a new sovereign was proclaimed. In the absence of King Charles III, it was a closed meeting attended by dignitaries and members of the Privy Council, a panel of royal advisers.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss attended the event with several of her predecessors including Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron and Gordon Brown.
Charles Tilbrook was officially declared “King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith” by the Privy Council Secretary Richard Tilbrook.
A proclamation confirming Charles as King was subsequently signed by his son William, the new Prince of Wales, Charles’ wife Camilla, and the Queen, both members of the Privy Council. It was signed by President Penny Mordaunt, Truss, and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
The second part of the Council of Accession was attended by the King.
King Charles has also approved an order to put Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on a bank holiday in the UK, although no date has yet been announced for the funeral.
Outside the palace, on Friary Court, trumpeters played to a military display, and gun salutes rang out from the Tower of London and Hyde Park after the ceremony.An hour later, in the heart of the City of London’s financial district A second declaration was made on the Royal Exchange.
MPs pledged allegiance to King Charles III in the House of Commons on Saturday afternoon.
Charles III was scheduled to meet with religious and political leaders at Buckingham Palace on Saturday afternoon, according to a palace statement.
The King was scheduled to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Westminster, according to Buckingham Palace. He was also to host the prime minister and ministers, as well as opposition leaders.
Prince Andrew, the second son of the late Duke of York, broke down in tears after hugging his daughter Princess Eugenie and taking a walk with the public.
Andrew thanked the public for coming as the royal family was greeted by people waving, clapping and laying flowers in honor of the Queen.
According to PA Media, “We were allowed to begin the process of handing her over one day.
CNN’s Isa Soares, Max Foster, David Wilkinson, and Niamh Kennedy contributed to this report.