King Charles III addressed both Houses of the British Parliament and then drove to Edinburgh, Scotland, where lies the coffin of the late queen.
King Charles III pledged on Monday to follow his late mother's example of “selfless duty” as he addressed lawmakers in both Houses of Parliament in London before speaking #x27;flying to Edinburgh to be with the Queen's coffin in the Scottish capital.
Earlier, Queen Elizabeth II's grandson, Prince Harry, the x27;has hailed as a guiding compass and praised her unwavering grace and dignity.
Hundreds of lawmakers crammed into 1,000-year-old Westminster Hall for service , rich in pageantry, during which Parliament presented its condolences to the King.
A fanfare of trumpets greeted the King and his wife Camilla, Queen Consort, as they entered the room filled with hundreds of lawmakers.
Charles told members of the House of Commons and House of Lords that he would follow his late mother in upholding the valuable principles of constitutional governance that underpin the UK political system.
“As Shakespeare said of Queen Elizabeth, she was a role model for all living princes.
— Charles III, paying homage to his late mother
The hall, with its magnificent hammer-beam roof, is the oldest part of the parliament complex. A remnant of the medieval Palace of Westminster which once stood on the site.
The ceremony took place in Westminster Hall, as monarchs are not permitted inside the House of Commons. This rule dates back to the 17th century, when King Charles I attempted to enter and arrest legislators. This confrontation between the crown and Parliament led to a civil war that ended with the beheading of the king in 1649.
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla took part in a formal ceremony in parliament at Westminster Hall, where they received condolences from both Houses.
Earlier Monday, a personal statement posted on the Archwell website from Harry and his wife Meghan says he treasured their times together from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as Commander-in-Chief, until the first moment you meet my darling wife and hug your beloved great-grandchildren.
In the heart of acrimony prevailing at the House of Windsor, Harry renounced his royal duties and moved to the United States two years ago. On Saturday, there was a possible sign of a reconciliation. Harry and Meghan joined his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Catherine to meet mourners outside Windsor Castle.
The national outpouring of grief continued on Sunday. Thousands of people lined the streets and roads for the transport of the oak coffin from Balmoral Castle, where the Queen died on Thursday, to Edinburgh.
Later on Monday, the King will walk behind his mother's coffin as it is slowly transported from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles Cathedral, where the Crown of Scotland will be placed on the coffin ahead of a funeral service. prayer and reflection on the life and 70-year reign of the monarch.
The Queen's coffin will remain at the cathedral for 24 hours to give the public a chance to see her pay homage. On Tuesday he will fly to London where the coffin will be on display at the Palace of Westminster from Wednesday afternoon until the morning of the funeral on September 19.
The authorities have already issued rules and guidelines for people wishing to pay their respects in London, as a long line is expected.
After Scotland, Charles embarks on a tour of the other nations that make up the United Kingdom. He will visit Northern Ireland's capital, Belfast, on Tuesday and Wales on Friday.
Harry's statement ended on a poignant note making hinting at the death last year of his grandfather, Prince Philip, saying that we, too, smile knowing that you and grandfather are reunited now, and both at peace.