King Charles III (73) left Balmoral Castle on Friday afternoon. Together with his wife, Queen Consort Camilla (75), he travels to London to give his first speech as the new monarch in the evening. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) on Thursday afternoon (September 8th), the two stayed overnight on the Scottish estate.
The royal couple and their entourage drove to Aberdeen Airport to catch a flight to the capital. There Charles III. to meet Prime Minister Liz Truss, 47, before delivering the televised speech at 6pm local time.
The official proclamation of Charles III. to the King will take place in London on September 10, 2022. The palace announced this on Friday. The Accession Council will meet at St. James' Palace. Charles III became king at the moment Queen Elizabeth II died, but his reign will be formally declared at the accession council meeting. The Council is made up of over 700 people, including the entire Privy Council, senior officials and the Lord Mayor of London - but only 200 will be in attendance.
Penny Mordaunt (49), who was appointed Lord President of the Privy Council on September 6, 2022, will officially announce the death of the Queen. A statement will then be read out in which the former monarch will be honored and support will be given to her successor. The proclamation will be signed by the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury, among others.
A second session of the Accession Council will then take place, which will also be attended by the King. After the meetings there will be trumpet fanfares and the public proclamation that Charles III. is now king, is read out and the national anthem is played. Proclamations proclaiming Charles king are also read in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.