What happens today as Charles is officially proclaimed king – The Guardian

Here are the key moments taking place throughout the day
Having visited Buckingham Palace for the first time since the Queen’s death, addressed the nation and met the prime minister on Friday, Charles was officially proclaimed King on Saturday. The Queen’s coffin will remain at Balmoral.
Here is a guide to some of the key moments scheduled to take place on the second day after the Queen’s death.
Charles was proclaimed King at the Accession Council in the state apartments of St James’s Palace. This was attended by his son William, whose new title is the Prince of Wales.
Others in attendance at the ceremony, which was televised for the first time, included privy councillors, government ministers, former ministers, prime ministers and senior clergy.
The King will now hold his first privy council – the UK’s oldest working legislative assembly – accompanied by Camilla and William and will make his personal declaration about the Queen’s death and take an oath to preserve the Church of Scotland.
Charles was proclaimed sovereign. The principal proclamation was read from the balcony at St James’s Palace overlooking Friary Court. The ceremony was accompanied by a fanfare from the balcony and simultaneous gun salutes at Hyde Park and the Tower of London.
A second proclamation was made at the Royal Exchange in the City of London (further proclamations will be made on Sunday in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales).
Senior MPs have begun to swear an oath of allegiance to the new King. The first MP to do so was the Speaker, Lindsay Hoyle, followed by the two longest-serving MPs, Peter Bottomley and Harriet Harman, prime minister Liz Truss and Commons leader Penny Mordaunt. Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, and Iain Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader, also did this.
Condolences are continuing in parliament until 10pm. All MPs will have the opportunity to take the oath when parliament returns after the 10 days of national mourning, but it is not a formal requirement.


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