Proclamation tomorrow morning at St James’s Palace in London.
Charles III will be formally proclaimed King of England on Saturday at 11:00 am from the balconies of St. James in London announced Buckingham Palace.
The successor of Isabel II, who died on Thursday, will be proclaimed King in the Accession Council, the body responsible for the formal process that includes government figures and private advisers.
“The Accession Council will be followed by the Main Proclamation, which will be read at 11:00 am from the balcony overlooking Friary Court at St. James”, reads the statement from the British royal family.
An hour later, the proclamation will be read on the Royal Exchange. “Further proclamations will be read in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales at noon on Sunday.”
“In recognition of the new Sovereign, the flags will be flown at full mast from the time of the main proclamation at St James’s Palace until one hour after the proclamations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, after which the flags will return to half-mast mourning the death of the Queen”, says Buckingham Palace.
Charles III left Balmoral Castle in Scotland this Friday morning, where the Queen Mother died, and has a speech to the nation scheduled for 6:00 pm and a meeting with Prime Minister Liz Truss.
In honor of Isabel II, 96 chimes were played this Friday in British churches. One chime for each year of the queen’s life.
Thousands of people have already passed through Buckingham Palace in London to pay tribute to Elizabeth II.
This afternoon there is a special meeting of the House of Commons with the British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and the deputies making speeches of homage.
On Tuesday, Liz Truss said that Elizabeth II “was one of the best leaders the world has known”, reinvented the monarchy of today” and is the “champion of democracy and freedom throughout the world”.
The UK has begun a ten-day period of mourning. The date of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is not yet known.