Charles III proclaimed King by Accession Council after death of Queen Elizabeth II, as it happened - petsitterbank

Charles III proclaimed King by Accession Council after death of Queen Elizabeth II, as it happened

King Charles III has been officially announced as Britain’s monarch in a ceremony steeped in tradition.

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By Danielle Maguire

We’re going to leave it there

That’s the end of our coverage for today, we’ll be back with a new blog in a few hours.

Thanks for your company.

By Danielle Maguire

More pictures from today’s ceremony

By Danielle Maguire

Watch: Members of the Royal family outside Balmoral Castle

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Senior members of the royal family thank members of the public outside Balmoral Castle

By Danielle Maguire

More footage of the gun salutes

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The Royal Family website’s Succession page has been updated

It still features an image of Queen Elizabeth II:

Queen Consort Camilla, King Charles III, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Princess Catherine on a Buckingham Palace balacony
(The Royal Family)

It lists the Prince of Wales — that’s Prince William — as next in line for the throne.

And second on the list is Prince George of Wales.

It’s a long list, which takes a bit of scrolling through.

Here’s how it appears on The Royal Family website:

A list from 1-12 of the British succession
(The Royal Family)
A list from 13-23 of the British succession
(The Royal Family)

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King Charles III has met with the Archbishop of Canterbury

After a quick outfit change, the King and Queen Consort Camilla are carrying on with proceedings.

They’ve already had a sit down with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort during an audience with the Archbishop of Canterbury
(AP)
King Charles III shakes hands with the Archbishop of Canterbury
(AP)

But they’re not calling it a day yet. They’re still to meet with:

  • The Prime Minister and members of his Cabinet
  • Members of the Opposition
  • The Dean of Westminster

By Danielle Maguire

India’s PM sends ‘heartfelt condolences’ to British PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss.

Here’s a spokesperson for the UK Prime Minister’s Office on how that conversation went:

“The Prime Minister spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi this afternoon, following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Modi for his heartfelt condolences, which he said were on behalf of 1.3 billion Indians.

“The leaders acknowledged the grief felt by the many people of the UK and India, and paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s lifetime of service.

“The two agreed on the vital importance of the UK-India relationship and looked forward to meeting in person in the near future.”

By Danielle Maguire

What’s next for King Charles III?

He’ll be meeting with dignitaries in the next few hours and there will be many more things in the new King’s diary after that.

Here’s ABC foreign correspondent Philip Williams on what will be happening over the next few days:

Tomorrow we are expecting him to meet with the High Commissioners of those countries of which he is Head of State — including Australia — 14 of them.

He will meet and I guess discuss his commitment to them as Head of State but also to the ongoing commitment to the Commonwealth.

And for the next few days?

“…he will be flying to Scotland, to Wales, Northern Ireland, to basically proclaim himself, to announce himself as King just by being there and also to receive the condolences of the various parliaments in those jurisdictions.

“So he has an incredibly pressured few days ahead still… mixed with that intense emotion that anyone who has lost a loved one would be feeling right now.”

By Jordan Hayne

WATCH: MPs in the House of Commons swear their oaths to King Charles III

It’s not legally required, but Speaker Lindsay Hoyle and Prime Minister Liz Truss have taken oaths of allegiance to the new King.

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British MPs swear allegiance to King Charles III in the House of Commons

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Police kept busy outside Buckingham Palace

Here are some images from the Associated Press, which reports that a man went over a barrier outside Buckingham Palace:

(AP)

By Jordan Hayne

The King is preparing to meet with dignitaries

Here’s who will be meeting with the new King at Buckingham Palace in the coming hours:

  • The Archbishop of Canterbury
  • The Prime Minister and members of his Cabinet
  • Members of the Opposition
  • The Dean of Westminster

By Jordan Hayne

Think that proclamation was a bit wordy?

There’s a reason for that.

For hundreds of years, the wording of the proclamation of a new monarch has remained the same.

Here’s Robert Hazell, a professor from the government and British Constitution at University College London:

“The wording of the proclamation oath itself is very ancient, it is word-to-word identical for the last 400 years or so. I was reading the other day the proclamation for King Charles I in1625 and the wording hasn’t changed,” he says.

For a refresher, here’s a snippet of the language used in the proclamation:

“Whereas it has pleased almighty God to call to his mercy our late sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth II, of blessed and glorious memory, by whose decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to the Prince Charles Philip Arthur George…”

By Jordan Hayne

Spectators note ‘sombre’ change to national anthem

By Danielle Maguire

When will Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral be?

Earlier, we heard there would be a public holiday across the United Kingdom on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

That date hasn’t been formally announced yet.

But given that the UK has entered 10 days of mourning, we’re expecting it to be on Monday, September 19.

By Danielle Maguire

Watch: King Charles III arrives at Buckingham Palace

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King Charles III arrives at Buckingham Palace following accession ceremony

By Jordan Hayne

UK PM Liz Truss swears allegiance to Charles III

Liz Truss in the House of Commons
(Supplied)

By Jordan Hayne

The Commons is swearing in MPs with new oaths

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle is first.

“I swear by almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King Charles, his heirs and successors according to law, so help me God,” he swears.

By Danielle Maguire

Where is the King right now?

After finishing up in the Throne Room at St James’s Palace, King Charles III headed back to Buckingham Palace.

Here’s a few snaps of him arriving a short time ago:

King Charles III greets supporters from a car as he arrives at Buckingham Palace
(AP)
King Charles III greets supporters from a car as he arrives at Buckingham Palace
(Reuters)

By Danielle Maguire

Watch: The Second Proclamation at the Royal Exchange

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A second proclamation is read at the Royal Exchange in London

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