The nation’s new monarch King Charles III has been formally declared head of state during a historic ceremony at St James’s Palace in London.
The Accession Council attended by privy counsellors, including the Queen, the new Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister was televised for the first time.
More than 200 privy counsellors – a group of mostly senior politicians past and present, some members of the monarchy and other national figures – were present to hear the Clerk of the Council read the Accession Proclamation.
Applause and cheers of “God save the King” broke out outside St James’s Palace after the Accession Proclamation, before a crowd of thousands sang the chorus of the national anthem, singing “King” in place of “Queen”.
Proclamations will be read in the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland devolved parliaments in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast on Sunday.
Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby made a rare outspoken remark while on air as he discussed the UK’s economic turmoil of recent days with the BBC.The former Question Time host said the “massive change” announced by the Government at a time when members of the public were being forced to make tough decisions was “a complete s***storm” for some people.It comes less than a fortnight after Dimbleby came out of retirement to front the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s committal at Windsor Castle.
Hundreds of people are queuing outside Windsor Castle as it opens to members of the public for the first time since the Queen’s death. It is the first opportunity the public have had to view the Queen’s final resting place and see the ledger stone in the George VI memorial chapel which is inscribed with her name.
Officials worked to restore nearly two million power outages on Friday, September 30, after Hurricane Ian damaged a large swath of Florida, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.The City of Daytona issued a curfew urging residents to stay indoors amid recovery operations.State officials were “considering” on Friday whether at least 21 deaths were caused by the storm, according to the Orlando Sentinel.Drone footage posted by the Daytona Beach Police Department on Friday shows “massive flooding” in a Daytona Beach residential neighborhood. Credit: Daytona Beach Police Department via Storyful
Royal Mail workers are striking on multiple days across the next few months, with people warned to expect delays to their parcels and letters. Around 115,000 staff are walking out over pay and conditions in what the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) says is the biggest national strike of any sector this year. Royal Mail says it has "well-developed contingency plans" but "cannot fully replace the daily efforts of our frontline workforce".
The city of Braga in Portugal has seen an influx of Brazilian expats in recent years in search of a better life. The city is now home to some 13,000 Brazilians. However, some hope the elections could serve as a turning point for Brazil.
Detectives have made another arrest in connection with the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool. The 40-year-old man from Dovecot was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender on Friday. Olivia was shot dead in Dovecot on 22 August after convicted burglar Joseph Nee forced his way into her home while running away from a balaclava-clad gunman.