Charles to be proclaimed King at Accession Council

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Photographer: Andrew Wheeler - UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

King Charles III will be officially proclaimed monarch during an ancient Accession Council ceremony this morning at 10am (Saturday).

Charles automatically became King on the death of his mother, but the Accession Council, attended by Privy Counsellors, will confirm his role at 10am on Saturday. 

The historic ceremony will be held at the State Apartments of St James’s Palace and televised for the first time.

As per tradition, the King will not be in attendance for the first part of the council but join after he has been proclaimed monarch. He will then make his declaration and hold his first Privy Council meeting.

King Charles will be joined by the Queen Consort and the new Prince of Wales, his son William. 

The ceremony will be followed by gun salutes at the Tower of London and Hyde Park. 

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