British lawmakers take oath of allegiance to King

STORY: "I swear by Almighty God, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King Charles, his heirs and successors according to law, so help me God," the oath said.

King Charles pledged to follow the example of his late mother as he was officially proclaimed Britain's new monarch in a historic ceremony featuring pageantry, centuries-old tradition.

The death of 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth on Thursday (September 8) after 70 years on the throne set in train long-established and highly choreographed plans for days of national mourning and a state funeral that will be held in just over a week.