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David Cameron Jokes He Needs Glasses When Signing King Charles III’s Proclamation

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The lighter moments of accession! SNP’s Ian Blackford steps on Angela Rayner’s foot as he signs proclamation – as David Cameron jokes ‘he needs to put on his glasses’

  • Politicians attended the accession at London’s St James Palace earlier today
  • David Cameron joked he needed glasses when he signed the king’s proclamation
  • Ian Blackford also made Angela Rayner scream after stepping on her foot
  • King Charles III was confirmed as the new monarch in a ceremony attended by MPs

Former Prime Minister David Cameron joked that he needed glasses when he signed King Charles III’s proclamation today – moments after Ian Blackford prompted Angela Rayner to scream as he stepped on her foot.

The antics were noticed as MPs signed the royal proclamation recognizing Charles III as king.

As Mr Cameron approached the paper, he saw him gesturing with his glasses and added: ‘I need to put on my glasses so I can see what I’m doing’.

Meanwhile, Blackford could be seen talking to the deputy Labor leader, Mrs Rayner, after accidentally stepping on her foot in line.

It was the first time a monarch’s accession had been broadcast and cameras were mounted on the MPs as they lined up to sign their names.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron joked he needed glasses when he signed King Charles III’s proclamation today

He signed his name and thanked the officials off-camera before walking away and speaking with hopeful Kemi Badenoch, the former Tory leader.

Meanwhile, Westminster’s SNP leader, Mr Blackford, appeared to be out of ink as he signed his name as he chatted with Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom.

He found a pen that worked and continued to sign the rest of his name before turning and stepping on the foot of deputy Labor leader Angela Rayner.

Deputy Labor leader Angela Rayner screamed and raised her hands as SNP's Ian Blackford stepped on her foot

Deputy Labor leader Angela Rayner screamed and raised her hands as SNP’s Ian Blackford stepped on her foot

She let out a cry of pain before Blackford seemed to apologize to her.

The pair smiled together before Mrs. Rayner came forward to sign her name.

It came after King Charles III made a personal statement today on the passing of his beloved mother Queen Elizabeth II.

He vowed to “maintain constitutional government and seek the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these islands and of the realms and territories of the Commonwealth throughout the world.”

Former Prime Minister Mr Cameron was about to sign his name when he reached for his glasses

He joked that he needed them to see what he was doing

Former Prime Minister Mr Cameron was about to sign his name when he reached for his glasses (left). He joked that he needed them to see what he was doing

He signed the proclamation before walking away and talking to Tory MP Kemi Badenoch (right)

He signed the proclamation before walking away and talking to Tory MP Kemi Badenoch (right)

Britain’s new monarch was officially announced today at St James’s Palace in London.

Although Charles automatically became Sovereign upon his mother’s death, the Accession Council – an ancient body of advisors dating back to the time of the Norman Conquest – today formally announced his role as head of state.

Broadcast cameras were admitted to the historic event, giving the world its first glimpse of an ancient ceremony dating back centuries — and one of the first changes to the convention instituted by the new king.

Ian Blackford, the SNP leader in Westminster, signed his name alongside Tory MP Andrea Leadsom

Ian Blackford, the SNP leader in Westminster, signed his name alongside Tory MP Andrea Leadsom

Blackford turned and accidentally stepped on Angela Rayner's foot

She let out a cry and yelled 'ouch' before the couple made it up

Blackford turned and accidentally stepped on Angela Rayner’s (left) foot. She let out a cry and yelled ‘ouch’ before the couple made it up

At 11 a.m., trumpets sounded from the balcony of St. James’s Palace as the most important proclamation announcing the king was read.

About 1,000 people gathered outside the palace when the King was officially proclaimed sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including the Chief of the Church of England and the Supreme Commander of the British Armed Forces and Head of State of the Commonwealth and British territories around the world.

Gun salutes at Hyde Park, the Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle, Hillsborough Castle and Cardiff Castle were then fired before the national anthem was performed by The Band of the Coldstream Guards along with eight State Trumpeters from the Household Cavalry.

King Charles III signs oath to maintain church security in Scotland during Accession Council at St James's Palace, London

King Charles III signs oath to maintain church security in Scotland during Accession Council at St James’s Palace, London

The Prince of Wales, The Queen, King Charles III and Lord Council President Penny Mordaunt during the Accession Council at St James's Palace

The Prince of Wales, The Queen, King Charles III and Lord Council President Penny Mordaunt during the Accession Council at St James’s Palace

They were joined by the St James’s Palace Detachment of the King’s Guard, made up of Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards.

The crowd of well-wishers joined the King’s Guard who gathered outside the palace in three shouts of ‘hip hip hooray’ for the king.

On a balcony above Friary Court in St James’s, David White, the Garter King of Arms, read the proclamation.

He ended by saying it was “given at St. James’s Palace on September 10 in the year of our Lord 2022.” Moments later, ‘God save the King’ was called.

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