England’s Senior Herald The Garter King of Arms read out the principal proclamation of King Charles III on the balcony at St James’s Palace on Saturday, 10 September 2022, at 11.00 am.
Other officials wearing the traditional heraldic tabards played a fanfare before and after the proclamation.
This centuries-old ceremony was televised for the first time in history.
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.
Given at St. James’s Palace this Tenth day of September in the year of Our Lord Two thousand and twenty-two.
GOD SAVE THE KING
After the proclamation, the Captain of the King’s Guard called the troops to present arms and their colour (standard) lowered, gun salutes fired from the Tower of London, before the band played the national anthem, God Save The King.
The King’s Guard removed their bearskin hats and then gave three cheers for the new monarch.