Queen Elizabeth II: King Charles Returns To London, To Address The Nation
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Following the death of the longest-serving monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96, the new king, King Charles has arrived London and set to address nation as tributes flow ahead of his formal proclamation as King at historic Accession Council.
The King, named Charles III and Queen Camilla left Balmoral in Aberdeenshire as they jetted to London before major the speech.
Church bells tolled across the country as King Charles returned to London to address nation
The country has entered an official state of mourning as it waits to hear from its new King.
King Charles III and the Queen are expected to meet with new British Prime Minister Liz Truss for the first time as monarch.
The King, who immediately ascended to the throne when his mother died yesterday afternoon, said in a statement yesterday he would remain in Balmoral until today.
He was among the first to arrive at Balmoral when the news of the Queen’s ill health broke, along with his sister Princess Anne.
The royals are now leaving the Scottish residence, with Prince Harry being the first to leave this morning to reunite with his wife Meghan Markle in London.
Other royals, including Prince William, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and Princess Anne are expected to travel to London throughout the day.
Mourners have been pictured at Balmoral and other royal palaces as members of the public pay their respects to Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
Today the Accession Council will meet at St James’s Palace in London – they do not need the new King to be present to do this.
According to the Privy Council website: “The Accession Council should be held before Parliament meets, and Parliament should meet as soon as practicable after the death.”
King Charles will meet with Prime Minister Liz Truss on his arrival in London, just days into her premiership.