Photos compare accession of King Charles III with his mother Queen Elizabeth II

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These photos show how King Charles III's accession compares to that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

King Charles was formally declared the nation's monarch during a meeting of the Accession Council today.

He began by discharging the "sorrowful duty" of announcing the death of his "beloved mother".

His accession echoed that of his mother, Elizabeth II, who was proclaimed Queen after the death of her father, King George VI, in February 1952.

The young Queen was in Kenya at the time and the Accession Council met without her on 6 February to proclaim her Queen.

She attended a second meeting on 8 February to give her Scottish Oath and her own personal declaration.

The Principal Proclamation

The Proclamation of Accession in the City

A Royal car journey