Charles III Formally Proclaimed King in First Televised Accession Ceremony
Charles III Formally Proclaimed King in First Televised Accession Ceremony

By Lily Zhou

The UK’s King Charles III has been formally proclaimed sovereign on Saturday morning in the first televised accession council.

The 73-year-old new monarch automatically become King when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday afternoon, but it is tradition for the Accession Council to convene, usually within 24 hours of a monarch’s death, to formally proclaim his or her successor.

The Accession Council, mainly made up of more than 200 members of the Privy Council, a group of advisors including past and present senior politicians, judges, bishops, and some senior royal family members, were present at St. Jame’s Palace to hear the accession proclamation.

The Clerk of Council read out the proclamation, proclaiming Charles III, who was not present at this first part of the ceremony, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of his other realms and territories, head of the Commonwealth, and defender of the faith.

King Charles III (R) and Camilla, Queen Consort, look on during his proclamation as King during the accession council at St. James Palace in London on Sept. 10, 2022. (Victoria Jones/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

In the second part of the ceremony, privy councillors proceeded to the throne room where the new King made his declaration.

Charles said he will strive to follow the late Queen’s example “in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony, and prosperity of the peoples of these Islands and of the Commonwealth Realms and Territories throughout the world.”

He also took an oath to uphold the security of the Church of Scotland.

In his first televised speech as King on Friday, Charles recalled his mother’s pledge made on her 21st birthday to devote her whole life to the service of the Commonwealth, vowing to uphold the constitutional principles throughout his remaining life, and signaled that he will take a step back from being involved in “the charities and issues” that he “care[s] so deeply.”

During the ceremony on Saturday, The King also approved as one of his first acts that the day of the Queen’s funeral—expected to be held on Sept. 19 but the date is not yet confirmed—will be a bank holiday.

David Vines White, Garter King of Arms reads the Principal Proclamation, from the balcony overlooking Friary Court after the accession council as King Charles III is proclaimed King, at St James’s Palace in London on Sept. 10, 2022. (Richard Heathcote/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Following the declaration, the accession proclamation was read out in public for the first time from the balcony of St. James Palace, and flags were flown at full-mast and remained so for a day before returning to half-mast in mourning for the Queen.

The accession council is separate from the coronation, in which the King will be crowned by the archbishop of canterbury.

In the case of Queen Elizabeth II, her coronation ceremony took place on June 2, 1953, more than a year after she become queen.

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