As it happened: King Charles formally declared new sovereign at Accession Council

10 September 2022, 07:02 | Updated: 11 September 2022, 07:04

King Charles will be formally declared as the new sovereign
King Charles will be formally declared as the new sovereign. Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

King Charles has been formally proclaimed as the new sovereign today.

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The new monarch made a personal declaration and oath at St James's Palace today.

The nation continues to mourn for Queen Elizabeth but today saw the start of a 24-hour period where Union flags return to full-mast to mark the declaration of the new sovereign.

The King, who returned to London from Balmoral on Friday, was also expected to meet the Prime Minister again, and hold an audience with her and the Cabinet.

MPs have taken the Oath of Allegiance to King Charles in Parliament.

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