While Charles’ proclamation took place in London on Saturday morning, some senior members of the Royal Family remained in Scotland and the late Queen’s beloved Balmoral estate.
Princess Anne, Zara Tindall, Peter Philips, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, and Prince Eugenie and Beatrice were among the members to have stayed at the residence following the monarch’s death.
On Saturday afternoon, the family members travelled to a private service at Crathie Kirk, Scotland, in honour of the late sovereign.
Meanwhile, in London, King Charles was officially sworn in as the new King, during the first-ever televised proclamation.
Charles’ proclamation, which took place at the palace on Saturday morning, was attended by 200 privy counsellors, including the new Prime Minister Liz Truss, who swore in the new King, following his beloved mother’s death on Thursday.
Three cheers for the new King were carried out following the proclamation.
The Accession Council is divided into two parts. In part one, the Privy Council, without The King present, will proclaim the Sovereign, and formally approve various consequential Orders, including the arrangements for the Proclamation.
Part two, is the holding by The King of His Majesty’s first Privy Council. The King will make his declaration and read and sign an oath to uphold the security of the Church in Scotland and approve Orders in Council which facilitate continuity of government.
Prince Andrew says Royals ‘allowed one day’
The Duke of York, flanked by his daughters Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, thanked well-wishers for lining the route back to Balmoral after the royal family attended a prayer service for the Queen.
Asked by a mourner how things were, Andrew said: “We’ve been allowed one day, now we start the process of handing her on.”
He added: “It’s nice to see you, thank you for coming.”
Wessexes thank well-wishers at Balmoral
THE EARL OF WESSEX, accompanied by his wife who was holding hands with their daughter Lady Louise, thanked well-wishers lining the route back to Balmoral Castle.
Hearing one group had come from Glasgow to show their support, he said: “Thank you very much for coming all that way, we appreciate it.”
Royal family walk back from service and greet members of public outside Balmoral
Members of the royal family – Princess Anne, Zara Tindall, Peter Philips, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, and Prince Eugenie and Beatrice – have arrived back at Balmoral after their private service at Crathie Kirk.
Prince Andrew waves to the public as he leaves Balmoral
PRINCE ANDREW has been pictured leaving Balmoral, along with Lady Louise Windsor, Princess Eugenie and Peter Philips.
They are believed to be headed to a private service in nearby Crathie Kirk.
Princess Eugenie is among Royal Family to remain in Scotland
PRINCESS EUGENIE has arrived at the private service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland among other members of the Firm.
Lady Louise Windsor attends a private service in Scotland
LADY LOUISE WINDSOR travelled from Balmoral to a private service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland.
Members of the Royal Family leave Balmoral for private service
MEMBERS of the Royal Family leave Balmoral, in Scotland to attend a private service.
Camilla greets crowds at Buckingham Palace
CAMILLA, Queen Consort, has thrilled cheering crowds as she met with them outside of Buckingham Palace.
King Charles speech in full as new
King CHARLES III paid tribute to the late Queen as he was formally declared head of state in a historic ceremony.
Charles was proclaimed to the nation as new head of state on Saturday morning during a meeting of the Accession Council attended by privy councillors at St James’s Palace in London, which was televised for the first time. The new King pledged himself to the task now before him and the “heavy responsibilities of Sovereignty”.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK