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Death of Her late Majesty The Queen and Accession of His Majesty The King

On Thursday the eighth of September Two thousand and twenty-two, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second died at Balmoral Castle and His Majesty King Charles the Third succeeded to the throne of the United Kingdom. His Majesty was proclaimed King at the Accession Council, held on Saturday the tenth of September Two thousand and twenty-two at St James’s Palace. The Principal Proclamation was read from the balcony overlooking Friary Court at St James’s Palace by Garter Principal King of Arms:

Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.

Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the Year of Our Lord Two thousand and twenty-two.


Watch The Reading of the Principal Proclamation

Garter Principal King of Arms, David Vines White reads the proclamation of new King, King Charles III, from the Friary Court balcony of St James's Palace, London, after King Charles III was formally proclaimed monarch.
Richard Heathcote/PA