Gun salutes, military bands and cheers as regional proclamations take place across UK

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Crowds have gathered to witness regional proclamation ceremonies for King Charles III in parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

While the King automatically became monarch following the Queen's death, he was formally proclaimed yesterday in a ceremony at St James's Palace in London.

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Military bands and gun salutes have been spotted at ceremonies in Windsor, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Northern Ireland. The regional proclamations are accession ceremonies steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism.


In Cardiff, members of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Welsh regiment fired a 21-gun salute at Cardiff Castle as the Battalion of the Royal Welsh marched.


The proclamation ceremony at Mercat Cross in Edinburgh saw huge crowds gather to watch, as Royal Marines marched down the Royal Mile. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended the event.


Bands with trombones were spotted at the local proclamation ceremony outside Windsor Castle, alongside military veterans.

Northern Ireland

A ceremony took place at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, where around 200 guests were invited inside the castle grounds.