Successor to Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Charles III will be proclaimed king this Saturday (10) at the Accession Council, Buckingham Palace said on Friday (9) .
According to a statement released by the British Royal Family, “His Majesty the King will be proclaimed at the Accession Council at 9:00 GMT (6:00 GMT) in the (so-called) State Apartments at the Palace of St. James, in London.”
The note explains that the Accession Council, which will be attended by members of the Privy Council, will be divided into two parts, and in the second the new monarch will make a statement and the oath.
“In the first part, the Privy Council, without the presence of the king, will proclaim the sovereign and formally approve various resulting orders, such as the provisions for the proclamation”, the text details.
The communiqué also says that “the second part is the celebration, by the king, of his first Privy Council”.
“The king will make his declaration and will read and sign an oath to maintain the security of the Church in Scotland and approve the orders in the Council, which will facilitate the continuity of government”, states the note.
According to the Palace, following the event of the Adhesion Council, the so-called Main Proclamation will take place, which will be read at 10h GMT (7:00 GMT) on the palace balcony overlooking the Convent Courtyard.
This proclamation will be read, as planned, by the Garter’s Chief King of Arms, David White, accompanied by the Earl Marshal, Edward Fitzalan-Howard, and other officers of Arms and the Sergeants at Arms.
The statement added that “this will be the first public reading of the Proclamation.”
A second reading will be held in the former London Stock Exchange building at 11h GMT (8:00 am Brasília), also on Saturday. On Sunday, the same will be done in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
A date for the coronation of Charles III has not yet been set, but it should not take place anytime soon – Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in February of 1952, but was crowned only in June of 1953.
This Friday, in addition to making her first speech as British monarch, Charles III also held the first audience with the UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss, at Buckingham Palace, before broadcasting the speech to the nation.
The meeting between the head of State and the new government leader was the first of the weekly meetings held by the respective British authorities.