THE NEW King has been described as a “unifying figure” for the United Kingdom after it was announced that he and the Prime Minister will tour the four nations to commemorate his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Story by the Express
Downing Street has confirmed that King Charles III will be joined by Liz Truss as he attends events in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales next week to mark the Queen’s death. But MPs privately believe the tour will also see the new Sovereign continue his mother’s legacy of keeping the United Kingdom unified through admiration for the Monarchy.
A Downing Street spokesman told lobby journalists at a briefing this afternoon the tour of Britain will begin shortly after the King has addressed the two Houses of Parliament for the first time as Sovereign on Monday morning.
As first revealed by Express.co.uk, at around 10am he will receive and then reply to formal addresses from the Lord Speaker and Speaker of the House of Commons in Westminster Hall.
Then, that afternoon, he will travel to Scotland where they will join Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, before heading to Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
He will return to London on Wednesday when his mother’s body arrives at the Palace of Westminster to lie in State for four days.
Then, he will travel to Wales on Friday – again with Ms Truss.
King Charles has made it clear that as monarch, like Queen Elizabeth II, he will rise above politics. Continue reading the story in full: ‘A truly United Kingdom’ King Charles and PM Truss to tour UK together after Queen’s death