Charles is proclaimed king in a ceremony at Cardiff Castle

Charles is due to be proclaimed king at a ceremony at Cardiff Castle on Sunday.

The former Prince of Wales ascended the throne on Thursday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

He was then officially proclaimed king at a historic ceremony at St James’s Palace, following a meeting of the Accession Council, at which Charles took an oath to the Secret Advisers.

Proclamations are taking place around noon today in other parts of the UK, including Wales.

Up to 2,000 people are allowed to attend the event, with seats on the grounds being available on a first come, first served basis. The gates are expected to open at 10 a.m.

The Welsh flag, which has flown at half-mast since the Queen’s death, will be at full-mast during the ceremony (Ben Birchall/PA) (PA Archive)

Several main streets through the city center are to be closed between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Ahead of the proclamation, 26 men from 3rd Battalion Royal Welsh – backed by the Band of the Royal Welsh and accompanied by the regiment’s mascot, a Welsh billy goat named Shenkin – will march down Boulevard de Nantes from City Hall at 11.25am. North Road and Duke Street to Cardiff Castle.

At the castle, Tom Lloyd, the Herald of Arms Extraordinary of Wales, will make the proclamation in English and the Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith, will proclaim King Charles in Welsh.

After the readings, members of the 104th Regiment, Royal Artillery will fire a 21-gun salute before God Save The King and Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, the Welsh national anthem, are sung.

A 21-gun salute is fired to mark the proclamation of King Charles III. to mark in Wales (Ben Birchall/PA) (PA wire)

It will be the third time in three days that cannon fire will ring out across the city to mark both the Queen’s death and the accession of her son Charles.

The flags on the Castle and Council buildings, which were at half-mast, were brought back to full-mast on Saturday to coincide with the reading of the new monarch’s main proclamation in London.

Flags will be returned to half-mast at 1pm on Sunday after the Proclamation has been read in Cardiff.

The Senedd was also recalled at 3pm on Sunday to allow members to pay tribute to the Queen.

However, all other business was suspended until after the state funeral.

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