Funeral date set for September 19

King Charles III was formally proclaimed as monarch on Saturday hours earlier than Buckingham Palace introduced Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will possible be held Sept. 19. 

The accession ceremony at St James’s Palace in London formally marks a mannequin new period in British rule following Queen Elizabeth’s demise Thursday.

although Charles routinely grew to become king after his mom’s demise, he was formally introduced as Britain’s new king Saturday in a ceremony steeped in historic custom and political symbolism — and, for the principal time, broadcast reside.

David White, the Garter King of Arms, made the king’s proclamation official whereas flanked by trumpeters in gold-trimmed robes earlier than main cheers — “hip, hip, hooray!” — for the mannequin new king.

After the proclamation concluded, Buckingham Palace introduced the official date and plan for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, which might possible be preceded by her coffin mendacity in state for 4 days for the whole public to pay respects. 

this is the most modern from Saturday’s royal ceremony, particulars of the upcoming funeral and key moments from what’s occurred following Queen Elizabeth’s demise.

Britain's King Charles III, back to the camera, greets well-wishers as he walks by the gates of Buckingham Palace following Thursday's death of Queen Elizabeth II in London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. King Charles III, who spent much of his 73 years preparing for the role, planned to meet with the prime minister and address a nation grieving the only British monarch most of the world had known. He takes the throne in an era of uncertainty for both his country and the monarchy itself.

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral set for September 19

The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch will happen Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey, in accordance with a press launch from Buckingham Palace Saturday. 

For 4 days earlier than the funeral, the queen will lie in state at Westminster hall for the whole public to go to and pay respects. The providers might additionally mark the final seven days of Royal Mourning, which started Friday.