King Charles Formally Proclaimed Monarch By Council

The BBC reports:

Charles III has praised the Queen’s “unequalled reign” after being proclaimed king at a ceremony at St James’s Palace. King Charles became the monarch after the death of his mother, but a meeting formally confirmed it on Saturday. He also approved the day of the Queen’s funeral being a bank holiday, though it is not known what date this will be.

Clerk of the Privy Council Richard Tilbrook proclaimed Charles “King, head of the Commonwealth, defender of the faith”, before declaring “God Save the King”. The packed room, including all of the six living former British prime ministers, repeated the phrase. The proclamation was then read out on a balcony above Friary Court in St James’s Palace.

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