The King returned from Scotland on Friday the 9th. Liz Truss had her first audience with her second monarch (and her second overall). The period of national mourning having been declared, and Operation London Bridge having begun, politics as usual shut down. In the Commons, the new Prime Minister declared the late Queen “one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known”. Her immediate predecessor declared her to be ‘Elizabeth the Great’.
On Saturday afternoon, Truss, her predecessors, and fellow Privy Councillors attended Charles III’s official proclamation as King at his Accession Council. The King met with senior Cabinet ministers, including the Foreign and Defence Secretaries, that afternoon. In a rare Saturday sitting of the Commons, Truss led MPs in pledging allegiance to their new monarch.
With acknowledgments to Harry Cole and James Heale‘s Out of the Blue: the Inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss