The flags of the United Kingdom will be raised on UK government buildings around the world from 9 a.m. on September 10 to 1 p.m. on September 11 to commemorate King Charles III’s accession to the throne.
This was stated in a tweet posted Saturday afternoon to the verified Twitter handle of the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing.
King Charles III was proclaimed king on Saturday by the British Accession Council, which included senior politicians, judges, and officials, amid cheers and trumpet blasts in a historic ceremony televised for the first time in centuries.
Richard Tilbrook, Clerk of the Council, proclaimed Charles “King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith,” and declared, “God Save the King.”
The phrase was repeated by the attendees, who included all six living ex-British prime ministers.
According to Laing’s tweet, the flags will be lowered to half-mast after 1 p.m. on September 11 and will remain there until 8 a.m. on the day after Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
“From 9am on September 10th to 1pm on September 11th, flags on UK government buildings around the world will be raised to mark the accession of King Charles III to the throne, before returning to half-mast until 8am on the day after Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral,” the tweet said.