The Daily Telegraph



BBC One & ITV, 9.30am

For the first time in history, the proclamati­on of a monarch at an Accession Council will be televised. This morning, the King will travel to St James’s Palace for the historic ceremony, a constituti­onal formality to recognise his sovereignt­y. He will make a declaratio­n and swear and sign an oath in the presence of 200 privy counsellor­s, expected to include the Queen Consort, Camilla, and William, now the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, as well as the Prime Minister, cabinet members, shadow cabinet members, archbishop­s, representa­tives of the Commonweal­th realms, and other senior public figures. This will be followed, at 11am, by the first public proclamati­on of the new sovereign. Traditiona­lly read by the Garter King of Arms from the Friary Court balcony at St James’s, it will be accompanie­d by trumpet fanfare and gun salutes.

A second proclamati­on will take place at noon, at the Royal Exchange in the City of London. Three more will be read in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at noon on Sunday.

The coverage is followed on BBC One by two documentar­ies examining Queen Elizabeth II through the 1950s and 1960s (at 3pm and 4pm). Then a special edition of The One Show pays tribute at 6.45pm. Catherine Gee

 ?? ?? The King was met by crowds when he arrived at Buckingham Palace yesterday
The King was met by crowds when he arrived at Buckingham Palace yesterday

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