Charles III was formally proclaimed King by the Accession Council in an official ceremony at Saint James’s Palace in London on Saturday, 10 September. During the ceremony, King Charles declared: “I shall strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these islands and of the Commonwealth realms and territories throughout the world”.
Members of the new Cabinet, the current Prime Minister and representatives from the Commonwealth attended the official ceremony, while across the UK and the Commonwealth, proclamation ceremonies and events were held to mark the new King.
The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday, 19 September, at Westminster Abbey.
Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations, will represent Pope Francis at the Funeral, according to a communiqué published by the Holy See Press Office on 16 September.