His Majesty King Charles III is set to return to London from Balmoral following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. He will return alongside his consort, Queen Camilla.
In the first full day of his reign, His Majesty will return to the capital and head straight for an Audience with Prime Minister, Liz Truss.
There will be little time for private mourning for The King as he will also meet with the Earl Marshall – The Duke of Norfolk – to approve the carefully choreographed plans for the coming days and of course Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
The King is also expected to pre-record a televised address to the nation which is also expected to be broadcast on Friday evening.
Buckingham Palace released a statement early Friday morning declaring that it was His Majesty’s wish that a period of royal mourning be observed from Friday 9th September until seven days after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, the date of which is yet to be announced.
It was also announced on Friday that there will be a Service of Remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday evening which will be attended by the Prime Minister and senior members of the Government. 2000 seats have also been made available to the public though they are on a first come first served basis and can be redeemed at the City of London Tourism Office.