It was a moment King Charles III will never forget.
Her Majesty was officially proclaimed King at the first-ever televised Membership Council at St. James’s Palace in London on September 10. Several members of the royal family were present, including Prince William and Queen consort Camilla.
While Charles succeeded to the throne immediately after his mother’s death Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, it was only at this meeting that the proclamation was made.
According to the Royal Family’s official website, the council is made up of “Privy Councillors, Grand Officers of State, Lord Mayor and High Sheriffs of the City of London, High Commissioners of the Realm, certain senior officials and certain other invited guests to attend it”.
The meeting is divided into two parts. The first part takes place without Charles and involves the Privy Council officially announcing the death of Queen Elizabeth II and proclaiming the succession of the new sovereign. As Buckingham Palace noted in a press release, “various consecutive orders, including the provisions of the proclamation” are also approved.