The Royal Family has been left heartbroken after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday.
Charles was greeted by wellwishers outside Buckingham Palace as he rushed back to London to hold his first audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss as King.
Overwhelmed by the response as he stepped out of the car to shake hands with the crowd, lip reading expert Jeremy Freeman told Daily Star that Charles was seen mouthing "It’s marvellous to see this".
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He later appeared on a televised address to give his heartfelt thanks to those who have sent their "condolences and support".
The 73-year-old appeared at Accession Council in St James' Palace on Saturday to formally proclaimed as King Charles III.
Former Prime Ministers John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson stood in the front row of the ceremony.
William, who is now the new Prince of Wales, joined the Queen Consort, Camilla, on the stage as they waited to sign the proclamation.
King Charles made a personal declaration about the death of the Queen and took an oath to preserve the Church of Scotland.
He then proceeded to sign two documents to record it.
As he grabbed a fountain pen and dipped the nib in the ink pots, royal experts noted the significance of the stationery on the signing table.
Rebecca English, royal correspondent for Daily Mail, tweeted: "The ink pot on the signature table at today’s Accession Council was a gift from Prince William and Prince Harry."
And Daily Express' royal correspondent Richard Palmer also shared: "The ink pot on the signature table used in the ceremony was a gift from Prince William and Prince Harry."
While royal fans said it was a nice touch for Charles to put the gift to use, some said he looked "bothered" that the ink pot was "in his way" during the signing.
"Did the King knock the ink lid off?" one asked and a second wrote: "The King seemed annoyed with that pesky ink pot in his way."
A third added: "The table was too small to accommodate the ink pots and the documents.
"William and Camilla looked like they were playing Twister trying to sign around the ink pots."
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