King Charles III Charles III Officially Proclaimed British Monarch
The Council of Succession met in London on Saturday
Prince Charles, son of the late Queen Elizabeth II, was publicly proclaimed King Charles III on Saturday at a ceremony at London's St James's palace.
The official proclamation of the British monarch during a meeting of the Council of Succession was televised for the first time.
On Friday, Charles III paid tribute to his late mother by calling her “dear mother” during his first speech as head of state.< /p>
The 73-year-old Charles, who became the oldest monarch to ascend the British throne, promised to serve his subjects with “loyalty, respect and love”, as his mother had done for more than seven decades.
The new king said he would follow his mother's example.
“Like the Queen herself, who did so with unwavering devotion, I also solemnly pledge, for the remainder of the time God grants me, to uphold the constitutional principles that underpin our nation,” he said.
On Friday the new king, who arrived from Scotland in London with his wife, Queen Camilla, was welcomed by supporters of the monarchy.
The king also held his first audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
The late Queen Elizabeth appointed Truss as Prime Minister last Tuesday, two days before her death.
About 2,000 people attended Friday's memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral, including Truss and other dignitaries government.
Elizabeth's funeral will take place on Monday, September 19 at London's Westminster Abbey, and other members of the royal family and dignitaries are expected to attend. President Joe Biden has confirmed that he will fly to the UK for the Queen's funeral.