Queen Elizabeth Funeral Date Set
King Charles III was formally proclaimed as monarch on Saturday hours before Buckingham Palace announced Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral will be held Sept. 19.
The accession ceremony at St James's Palace in London officially marks a new era in British rule following Queen Elizabeth's death Thursday.
Though Charles became king after his mother's death, he was officially announced as Britain's new king in a ceremony steeped in ancient tradition & political symbolism.
David White, the Garter King of Arms, made the king's proclamation official while flanked by trumpeters in gold-trimmed robes before leading cheers “hip, hip, hooray!” for the new king.
Buckingham Palace announced the official date & plan for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, which will be preceded by her coffin lying in state for 4 days for the public to pay respects.
On Sunday King Charles III will meet with Britain's secretary general at Buckingham Palace and will later host high commissioners in the palace's Bow Room.
Here's the latest from Saturday's royal ceremony, details of the upcoming funeral and key moments from what's happened following Queen Elizabeth's death.