King Charles waves on return to Buckingham Palace

STORY: As the motorcade proceeded towards the palace, he waved from his vehicle to the crowds gathered around Buckingham Palace.

King Charles pledged on Saturday to follow the example of his late mother as he was officially proclaimed Britain's new monarch in a historic ceremony featuring centuries-old tradition and the pageantry of trumpets sounding amid gold brocade.

The council - formed of Privy Counsellors whose centuries-old role has been to advise the monarch - included his son and heir William, wife Camilla and Britain's new prime minister Liz Truss, who signed the proclamation of his accession.