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Queen Consort Camilla Joins King Charles III to Greet the High Commissioners of the Empire

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Queen Consort Camilla seemed to be the supportive wife every inch as she joined King Charles III to greet the High Commissioners of the Empire at a reception at Buckingham Palace today.

The 75-year-old royal was elegant in a black dress, with matching heels, along with a gold necklace and brooch as she attended the event at the London residence.

Just three days after Queen Elizabeth II’s death in Balmoral, Camilla went straight to work and smiled at every guest she spoke to.

Charles III met Commonwealth General Secretary Patricia Scotland in the 1844 Room at 2pm today, before attending a reception with High Commissioners and their spouses from countries where he is Head of State in the Bow Room of the Royal Residence.

Queen Consort Camilla seemed to be the supportive wife every inch as she joined King Charles III to greet the High Commissioners of the Empire at a reception at Buckingham Palace today

The 75-year-old royal was elegant in a black dress, with matching heels, along with a gold chain and brooch as she attended the event at the London residence

The 75-year-old royal was elegant in a black dress, with matching heels, along with a gold chain and brooch as she attended the event at the London residence

At 3:30 p.m., the King – who was formally proclaimed at St. James’s Palace yesterday – received the Dean of Windsor.

Guests at Buckingham Palace included Secretary of State James Cleverly and High Commissioners for Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, New Zealand, St. Christopher and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Honorary Consul of Tuvalu and the Acting High Commissioner to Australia.

Earlier in the day, crowds along the length of The Mall cheered and waved at Britain’s new monarch as he was wheeled through the palace gates in his state Rolls-Royce from Clarence House around 1pm, accompanied by a motorcade of four cars. and four policemen. motorcycles.

The King was followed shortly after arriving at Buckingham Palace by his wife Camilla, Queen Consort, who was also cheered by royal fans.

Next week, the King and Queen Consort will tour the four homelands leading up to his late mother’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey and the funeral at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, following her death in Balmoral on Thursday at the age of 96. . .

Today the King was proclaimed head of state in a series of ceremonies across Britain and the Commonwealth – from the castles of Edinburgh, Cardiff and Hillsborough, and the devolved parliaments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to the far-flung capitals of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Camilla went straight to work, just three days after Queen Elizabeth II's death in Balmoral, smiling at every guest she talked to

Camilla went straight to work, just three days after Queen Elizabeth II’s death in Balmoral, smiling at every guest she talked to

King Charles III spoke to Realm High Commissioners and their husbands in the Bow Room of Buckingham Palace earlier today

King Charles III spoke to Realm High Commissioners and their husbands in the Bow Room of Buckingham Palace earlier today

The eldest son of the late Queen, who automatically became king three days ago, was formally proclaimed yesterday at a historic ceremony at St James’s Palace in London, following a meeting of the old Norman Accession Council.

In Edinburgh, huge crowds gathered along the Royal Mile as the King’s Body Guard for Scotland, known as the Royal Company of Archers, and the Guard of Honor marched from the Castle Esplanade to Mercat Cross.

They were accompanied by soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland, where an exercise is taking place in front of the cross in Edinburgh.

During the proclamation in Hillsborough, rain fell on officials as a 40-second bugler sounded after the final round of 21 gun salutes were fired before the Royal Irish Regiment band played a verse of God Save. the king.

Guests at the event – including Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris, Northern Ireland Cabinet Secretary Steve Baker, DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, Alliance Party Leader Naomi Long, Ulster Unionist Leader Doug Beattie and Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister – got together and said three cheers for Charles III.

The newly appointed monarch spoke to High Commissioners and their spouses from countries where he is head of state

The newly appointed monarch spoke to High Commissioners and their spouses from countries where he is head of state

And at Cardiff Castle, more than 2,000 people witnessed the reading of the proclamation of the new king in English and Welsh, Tom Lloyd, and the lord lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith.

Prior to the Proclamation, 26 men from the 3rd Battalion the Royal Welsh – supported by the Band of the Royal Welsh – marched from the Town Hall at 11:25 a.m. along Boulevard de Nantes, North Road and Duke Street to the castle.

Liz Truss will join the King on UK tour as they lead the nation in mourning

Liz Truss will accompany the King as he visits the four corners of the United Kingdom to lead the nation in mourning.

The Prime Minister will be by His Majesty’s side as he attends services in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales next week ahead of his mother’s funeral.

Although she is not obliged to attend, she does find it important to attend.

Her official spokesman told reporters: “As for the Prime Minister’s involvement, she will join the King as he leads national mourning in the UK, with him attending devotional services Monday afternoon in Scotland, Tuesday in Northern Ireland and Friday in Wales. .’

He said it would not be a formal or constitutional role, but that it was agreed upon by Downing Street and the palace.

“It is not a requirement, but the Prime Minister feels it is important to attend what is an important moment of national mourning around the UK.”

The spokesman also said the scale of the Queen’s funeral was “equivalent to the Olympics” but would have to be done in just ten days.

They were joined by the regimental mascot, a Welsh buck named Lance Corporal Shenkin IV, and Goat Major Sergeant Mark Jackson.

Charles has also been proclaimed king in Commonwealth cities. Speaking from the steps of parliament in Wellington, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a crowd that in the wake of the Queen’s death, New Zealand had entered a time of change.

In Canberra, Governor General David Hurley, the monarch’s representative in Australia, called out Charles with a 21-gun salute at Parliament House.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said a national day of mourning for the Queen will take place on September 22, with the holiday being a national holiday. He also announced that he would attend Her Majesty’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

As a sign of respect, Australia’s national flags are flown at half-mast, parliament has been suspended and a gigantic portrait of the Queen hangs on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

And in Ottawa, a 28-piece band from the Canadian Forces played God Save the King in a 21-run gun salute at a proclamation ceremony attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Although Canadians are somewhat indifferent to the monarchy, many had great affection for the Queen, whose silhouette marks their coins. She visited the country 22 times as a monarch.

Charles will visit Edinburgh, Belfast and Wales in the coming days with Camilla and the Prime Minister, to hear condolences from politicians and respond to their words of condolence.

The King will begin his visit to lawmakers tomorrow at London’s Westminster Hall, where both Houses of Parliament will offer their condolences to the new monarch and his wife – and the King will give his answer.

Later that day, Charles and Camilla fly to Edinburgh, where the King will inspect the guard of honor at the Palace of Holyroodhouse before attending the ceremony of the keys in the forecourt.

During the day, the King will join his other siblings – the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence – who walk behind the Queen’s casket when it is moved from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles’ Cathedral where it will lie for 24 hours for the public to pay their respects.

Camilla and other members of the family will travel by car and all members of the royal family will attend a thanksgiving service for the Queen’s life.

At the palace, the King will hold an audience with Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, followed by an audience with Alison Johnstone, the Speaker of the Scottish Parliament.

The Scottish Parliament will offer words of condolence when Charles and Camilla are present to receive a motion of condolences, to which the King will reply.

That evening, the monarch, along with other members of the royal family, will hold a vigil at the Queen’s coffin.

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