The Principal Proclamation declaring King Charles III the new sovereign has been read at St James's Palace.
Following the Accession Council, the address - part of the historic procedure of informing the country that the former monarch has died - was read by Garter King of Arms David White, accompanied by the Earl Marshal on Saturday (10.09.22).
White read the address, the same as that which was earlier read out by the clerk to the Accession Council.
He said: "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 Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to 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, alderman, citizens of London and others, with one voice and consent of tongue and heart publish and proclaim that the Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, is now by our the death of our late sovereign of happy memory, become our only lawful and happy liege lord, Charles III.
"By the grace of god of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of his other realms and territory, 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."
Gun salutes followed and ‘God Save The King’ was played, with members of the garter present in their regalia.