After being proclaimed officially as our King this morning, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla greeted crowds at The Mall this afternoon.

The Monarch and Queen Consort met well-wishers and shook hands with members of the public on Stable Yard, off The Mall in London.

There were plenty of cheers and applause as they shook hands and accepted bouquets of flowers from people who had waited hours for a chance to meet the new King and Queen Consort.

Shouts of "God save the King" were also heard along with a chorus of the national anthem.

This public appearance comes as Prince William and Harry stepped out with wives Kate and Meghan to greet mourners outside Windsor Castle.

The brothers united for the walkabout to accept floral gifts and thank members of the public for their support after the loss of Queen Elizabeth II this week.

The appearance was a welcome surprise for the crowds and one lovely moment witnessed was when Meghan Markle hugged a teenager in the crowd.

These heartwarming outings follow this morning's ceremony at St James's Palace.

Charles was officially proclaimed our new monarch in front of the Privy Council – while the Prince of Wales, William, and Queen Consort Camilla acted as witnesses.

It's also been announced the news that his mother Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will take place on Monday 19 September at Westminster Abbey.

This comes after King Charles III confirmed that the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be a bank holiday.

Today's proceedings follow our monarch's address to the nation Friday evening where he paid tribute to his mother and her incredible 70-year reign. He also made a pledge as he takes on the new role of King.

"Wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life," he said.


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