King Charles III proclaimed King in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
It comes after His Majesty was formally proclaimed King at a historic ceremony in St James’s Palace on Saturday
King Charles III has been proclaimed King in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland during ceremonies on Sunday.
The Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary, Tom Lloyd, and the Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith, read the proclamation of the new King in English and Welsh to the people of Wales at Cardiff Castle.
While The Norroy and Ulster King of Arms Robert Noel read the proclamation of the new King to the people of Northern Ireland at Hillsborough Castle following the death of the Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.
In Scotland, The Lord Lyon King of Arms read the proclamation of the new King at Mercat Cross, Edinburgh.
More than 2,000 people were allowed inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle for the ceremony.
Hundreds more lined the streets outside the castle walls, including two protesters holding signs reading: “Not our king!”
His Majesty was formally proclaimed King at a historic ceremony in St James’s Palace in London on Saturday following a meeting of the Accession Council during which he swore an oath to privy counsellors.
Prior to the Proclamation in Cardiff, 26 men of the 3rd Battalion the Royal Welsh – supported by the Band of the Royal Welsh – were marching from City Hall at 11.25am along the Boulevard de Nantes, North Road and Duke Street to the castle.
They were accompanied by the regimental mascot, a Welsh billy goat called Lance Corporal Shenkin IV, and Goat Major Sergeant Mark Jackson.
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, proclaimed King Charles 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.
It was the third time in three days that artillery fire had resounded across the Welsh capital to mark both Queen Elizabeth II’s death and the accession of her son to the throne.
Flags on the castle and council buildings, which had been flying at half-mast, were returned to full-mast on Saturday, to coincide with the Reading of the Principal Proclamation of the new monarch in London.
Flags will return to half-mast at 1pm on Sunday after the Proclamation is read in Cardiff.
The Senedd will also be recalled at 3pm to allow members to pay tribute to the Queen.
All other business has been suspended until after the state funeral on Monday September 19