Angela Rayner and Ian Blackford Both attended the membership committee meeting, formally acknowledging Charles III As the rightful heir to the late Queen. Both were members of the Privy Council and, by virtue of their party positions, lined up to sign proclamation documents to certify that the new king had undergone the oath procedure as witnesses. But as Mr Blackford backed away from the table where he was about to sign the papers, he accidentally stepped on Ms Rayner.
The deputy leader of Labor can be seen shouting as Mr Blackford’s feet make contact with her, explicitly saying: ‘Oops.’
Ms Rayner, who looked displeased, then exchanged a few words with the SNP leader before her expression turned humorous over the accident.
Both politicians, along with hundreds of new and old politicians and senior officials, attended the official enthronement of Charles III.
Speaker of Parliament Penny Mordout presided over the two-part ceremony, with the first half chaired by Prime Minister Liz Truss, Prince of Wales and Queen Camilla.
The King swore in the members of the Privy Council in the Throne Room of St James’s Palace and authorized the first round of decisions, including making the day of the Queen’s state funeral a public holiday.
Her Majesty The Queen will return to London on Tuesday after resting at Holyrood Palace and holding a memorial service for the family at St Giles Cathedral.
She will then be buried from Wednesday until the day of her funeral on September 19, 2022.
Senior members of the Royal Family, including the King, will begin an ongoing vigil, known as the Prince’s Vigil, from 7.20pm on Monday.
Six former prime ministers, high-ranking bishops and scores of politicians chanted “God save the king” as they announced their endorsement.
In his address to the council, Charles said: “I am keenly aware that this great heritage and the responsibility and the weight of the sovereign have now been transferred to me,” Charles said.
“In assuming these responsibilities, I will strive to emulate the inspiring example I have set in upholding constitutionalism and the pursuit of peace, harmony and prosperity for the peoples of these islands and territories. of the Commonwealth and territories around the world.”
The new King is due to address the Houses of Parliament on Monday before touring four British countries with Prime Minister Truss ahead of his funeral next Monday.