Charles III was officially proclaimed king this Saturday September 10 at a meeting of the Accession Council in London, two days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, which opened a period of national mourning in the United Kingdom. The ceremony took place at St. James’s Palace in London.
On Friday at Buckingham Palace, Charles III addressed the British people. In this first address as monarch, he renewed the pledge made by his mother Elizabeth II to serve the British all her life.
Charles became King upon his mother’s death, but the Accession Council meets as soon as possible after a monarch’s death to officially proclaim the successor.