Three cheers for His Majesty The King: How the UK Armed Forces supported The King’s proclamation

Following the death of The Queen, HM King Charles III was officially proclaimed sovereign this morning. In a ceremony rich in history and tradition, the military played a crucial role.

‘God Save The King.’

The State Trumpeters of the Band of the Household Cavalry sounded the Royal Salute and for the first time since 1952, the national anthem was played with the words ‘God Save The King,’ which was met with loud cheers from the watching crowds.

The Principal Proclamation of His Majesty The King was read by the Garter King of Arms.
At 1200, the Proclamation was read from the steps of The Royal Exchange (pictured) by Clarenceux King of Arms.
State Trumpeters at the The Principal Proclamation at St. James’s Palace.
A Royal Salute of 41 rounds fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park
Gun Salute at the Tower of London for the Principal Proclamation of King Charles III.



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