Charles is proclaimed king at the Accession Council after the death of Queen Elizabeth

The sad news was confirmed Thursday night after members of the royal family traveled to Balmoral the queen lay at rest.

Their eldest son, Charles, is next in line for the throne and is officially proclaimed monarch at a historic Council of Accession.

When will Karl become king?

Charles automatically became king on the death of his mother, but an accession council is usually convened within 24 hours at St James’s Palace in London death of a ruler.

It will be later after the Queen’s death, as the announcement of her death didn’t come until early Thursday evening, meaning there wasn’t enough time to get plans going for Friday morning.

Therefore, on Saturday, September 10, Charles will be officially proclaimed King at the Accession Council.

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Historically, the entire Privy Council is summoned to the Accession Council to oversee the formal proclamation of a new monarch.

But as the Secret Advisers – who are life members and mostly former and current politicians – now number more than 700, restrictions have been put in place.

Only 200 will be called up, and those cut off will be asked to take part in an annual vote for a few remaining seats.

That decision has sparked a row over the lack of consultation and the loss of key ownership, the Telegraph previously reported.

When does Parliament meet?

The Accession Council must take place before Parliament meets, and Parliament should meet as soon as possible after the death of a sovereign.


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The Accession Council is divided into two parts and is headed by the Lord President of the Council, who has ministerial responsibility for the Privy Council Office.

Penny Mordaunt was appointed Lord President of the Council and leader of the House of Commons in Liz Truss’ new cabinet on 6 September, replacing Mark Spencer, with the Queen’s official approval of the appointment.

Ms Mordaunt is yet to be named ‘declared’ Lord President at a Privy Council meeting, as the event was postponed on Wednesday when the Queen was urged to rest.

What happens in the accession council when Charles is proclaimed king?

First, the elected Secret Counselors – minus the King – will gather at St. James’s Place and proclaim the new Sovereign.

They are accompanied by High State Officials, the Lord Mayor and City Civic Party, Realm High Commissioners and some senior officials.

If one of the invited consultants is unable to attend at short notice, the council can still take place.

Camilla and the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge are already secret advisers and will therefore be present.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Lord President announces the Sovereign’s death and requests the Clerk of the Council to read the text of the Accession Proclamation aloud.

It will include Charles’ chosen title of king – already known as King Charles III.

The platform party – composed of Camilla and William, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor, the Archbishop of York, the Prime Minister, the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Earl Marshal and the Lord President – sign the proclamation.

The Lord President then called for silence and read out the remaining business points dealing with the dissemination of the Proclamation and various orders directing the firing of guns at Hyde Park and the Tower of London.

Charles then joins and holds his first council, which only privy counselors attend.

He will first make a personal statement on the death of the Queen.

Then one of his next acts will be to take the oath to preserve the Church of Scotland – for in Scotland there is a separation of powers between church and state.

He will read it aloud and sign two identical instruments documenting the taking of the oath, his signature being witnessed by Camilla and William and others including the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Scottish First Minister.

Another oath, the Declaration of Accession, to maintain the Protestant line of succession is usually taken at the opening of Parliament a few months later.

Other matters are addressed, including the use of the seals to “facilitate the continuity of government”.

Secret advisors sign the proclamation when they leave.

The official record of the trial is published in a special supplement to the London Gazette.

After the Council of Accession, the first public proclamation of the new Sovereign is read outdoors on the balcony of Friary Court by the Garter King of Arms at St James’s Palace in the presence of the Earl Marshal and two of the Sovereign’s Serjeants at Arms.

In the midst of a grand ceremony, trumpeters usually play a fanfare from the balcony and gun salutes are fired simultaneously in Hyde Park and the Tower of London.

The proclamation is then read at the Royal Exchange in the City of London.

It is also read publicly in other cities such as Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, and usually in Windsor and in York, where the mayor traditionally toasts the health of the new sovereign from a golden chalice.

What is the Privy Council?

The Privy Council – the oldest functioning form of legislative assembly in the United Kingdom – dates back to the days of the Norman kings, when the monarch met privately – hence the name Privy – with a group of trusted advisors who fulfilled the role of the Cabinet today plays .

The sovereign is his head and the body advises the monarch on the fulfillment of his duties as head of state.

The council also provides administrative support to the leaders of the Commons and Lords and is responsible for the affairs of 400 institutions, charities and corporations established by royal charter.

It has a judicial role as the court of last appeal for the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and for a number of Commonwealth countries.

The meetings are always standing.

Queen Victoria is said to have instituted the convention in 1861 after the death of her beloved husband Prince Albert, when she wanted to reduce her public duties to the bare minimum.

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