Charles is officially declared King

KING Charles was formally declared Monarch in an historic Accession ceremony today after son Prince William signed the proclamation.

The royal automatically became King following the tragic death of his mother on Thursday but his role has been confirmed this morning.

A ceremony was carried out by the Accession Council at St James’ Palace, which was not attended by King Charles III, in line with tradition.

A cheer of “God Save the King” was given after the Queen’s death was formally announced the first-ever televised Accession ceremony.

Prince William signed the proclamation today – the first time he has been seen since his grandmother’s death.

Queen Consort Camilla, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Prime Minister also added their names to the historic document.

Charles will later join the meeting to hold his first Privy Council meeting, as is tradition.