Proclamations of the King read in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast

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Crowds gathered in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast on Sunday to hear formal declarations to the devolved nations that Queen Elizabeth II has died and King Charles III has acceded to the throne.

In a ceremony dating back centuries, officials wearing heraldic
clothes repeated the
proclamation of the accession
made in London on Saturday that a
 new king is head of the
 United Kingdom.

The proclamation was followed by a 21-gun salute from the city’s castle



The national anthem was sung, and the Lord Lyon King led three cheers, saying “Hip hip”, to which the crowd replied with “Hooray!”.

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