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His Majesty King Charles III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is proclaimed King.

Accession Council
Council proclaiming a new British monarch

In the United Kingdom, the Accession Council is a ceremonial body which assembles in St James’s Palace in London upon the death of a monarch to make formal proclamation of the accession of the successor to the throne. Under the terms of the Act of Settlement 1701, a new monarch succeeds automatically (demise of the Crown). The proclamation merely confirms by name the identity of the new monarch and formally announces the new monarch’s regnal name.

HM King Charles III of the United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales signing the Proclamation

HRH The Prince of Wales, HM The Queen, HM The King

Trumpets and cries of “God save the King” as Charles III is formally proclaimed monarch.