Charles proclaimed King in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with gun salutes as Britain unites behind monarch | The Sun

CHARLES has now been proclaimed King in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – with Britain uniting behind the new monarch.

The former Prince of Wales ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, the Queen, on Thursday.

He was then formally proclaimed King at a historic ceremony in St James’s Palace in London following a meeting of the Accession Council during which he swore an oath to privy counsellors.

Today proclamations took place across the rest of UK – with thousands of people gathering in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast to show their support for the new King.

21-gun salutes were set off in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in his honour.

In Wales, throngs of well-wishers rushed to Cardiff Castle at midday.

It comes as…

  • The Queen has begun her final journey after her coffin was taken from her beloved Balmoral
  • A sombre Princess Anne followed her late mother's coffin from Balmoral this morning
  • Mourners in Scotland showed an incredible mark of respect for the Queen
  • The website of the firm on the side of the Queen's coffin crashed just seconds after it appeared on TV
  • Princes William and Harry and wives Kate and Meghan dramatically reunited yesterday in tribute to the Queen
  • Princess Kate revealed son Louis' poignant reaction after she told him the Queen had died

Inside the castle, the Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary, Tom Lloyd, made the Proclamation in English and the Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith, translated in Welsh.

After the readings, members of 104th Regiment of the Royal Artillery fired a 21-gun salute before the singing of God Save The King and Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, Wales’s national anthem.

In Northern Ireland, the proclamation event in Hillsborough took place in heavy rain.

The bugler sounded a royal salute after the last round of the 21-gun salute was fired.

The military band then played one verse of God Save the King and guests joined together and said three cheers for Charles III

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Meanwhile in Scotland, The Lord Lyon King of Arms read the proclamation of the new King to the thousands at Mercat Cross in Edinburgh.

He proclaimed “God save the King” to throngs of royal fans who shouted back in celebration.

It comes as the Queen’s coffin is currently travelling through Scotland after she passed away on Thursday in Balmoral.

Her Majesty's oak coffin is currently being taken on its six-hour procession through Scotland on the way to London where her funeral will take place.

She is on the way to Holyroodhouse where she will remain there overnight as the Scottish capital becomes the first point on the nation's period of mourning.

Well-wishers have been invited to gather along the route to honour the UK's longest-serving monarch.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will arrive in Edinburgh tomorrow to travel with the coffin from Holyroodhouse to St Giles Cathedral.

They will mount a vigil along with other members of the Royal Family inside the cathedral at 7.20pm.

The Queen will lie in state for 24 hours, allowing Scots to come to pay their respects.

The Princess Royal will then accompany her late mother from Edinburgh Airport to RAF Northolt on Tuesday evening.

The coffin will be met by a Guard of Honour from the King's Guard as it arrives at Buckingham Palace.

King Charles and Queen Camilla will watch as it is carried to the Bow Room where chaplains will keep watch.

On Wednesday, there will be a horse and carriage procession through the streets of London at 2.22pm to Westminster Hall.

One million mourners are expected to visit her coffin as the Queen lies in state for four full days.

Details on how to attend will be released in the coming days but it is expected to operate on a first come first served basis.

Soldiers will guard the coffin around the clock as the streams of mourners file past.

Members of the Royal Family are also expected to take turns standing guard in a tradition known as the Vigil of the Princess.

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Her Majesty will then be laid to rest on Monday, September 19, at 11am.

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