Crowds are greeted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.
After his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, dies, King Charles III will address the country from Buckingham Palace at 18:00 BST.
He had earlier greeted throngs outside the palace with Camilla, the Queen Consort.
Also starting soon is a prayer and contemplation service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
While ceremonial gun salutes have been fired across the UK, people have been leaving flowers and other tributes for the Queen.
The new King met Liz Truss, the prime minister, for the first time this afternoon.
At the age of 96, the Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle on Thursday afternoon. She led the monarchy through difficult times as the British Empire came to an end and the country’s role in the world underwent significant upheaval.
Thousands of people have been coming to Windsor Castle’s Cambridge Gate, which opens onto the Long Walk.
Stories are being exchanged, and Her Majesty’s recollections are being preserved.
There are many bouquets and candles are being lit.
However, the cards’ words highlight the extent of the people’s grief in this beloved by the Queen community.
One comments, “She represented the best in us.” One just expresses gratitude for her “lifetime of dedication”.
The locals suffer a great loss because they considered the Queen to be their neighbour.
Which type of monarch will Charles make?
The throne was instantly transferred to the heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, upon the death of the Queen.
However, what sort of ruler could King Charles III be?
Prince Charles was accustomed to voicing his ideas in public, but as King, he will no longer own a personal passport or driver’s licence. The monarchy comes before the person.
“I’m not really that dim. I am aware that exercising sovereignty is a separate activity, “He stated in a 2018 interview with the BBC.
Charles has reportedly expressed a preference for a “slimmed-down” monarchy. Charles and Camilla, Prince William, and Catherine will likely be at the centre of a smaller core group of working royals that will be given more attention.
When interacting with the public, he has evolved into a laid-back and friendly character who can win over his audience with a few jokes about himself. As Prince of Wales, Charles honed an approachable, grandfatherly manner without seeming aloof.
The King also doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all for a man in his 70s.
The day thus far and what is to come
If this is your first time with us, let me give you a little rundown of what has happened thus far.
King Charles III sailed from Aberdeen back to London, where he was met by crowds outside Buckingham Palace, to celebrate the departure of Queen Elizabeth II. Bells rang out at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor, and Westminster Abbey, and gun salutes were fired around the nation.
He also had his first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Liz Truss at Buckingham Palace.
What to anticipate later is as follows:
At 18:00 BST, the new King is scheduled to address the nation.
At the same time, a memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II will be held at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The first official performance of God Save the King will be sung by worshippers. The words “Queen” and “her victorious” in the UK’s national song will be replaced with “King” and “him victorious,” respectively.
Tomorrow, Charles will be formally crowned King.
To commemorate the event, flags will fly at full mast for 24 hours beginning at 13:00 BST before lowering to half-mast.
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