A large crowd gathered in York city centre this afternoon for the proclamation of Charles III as king.
In a ceremony not seen for 70 years, the civic party gathered on the steps of the Mansion House to make the official announcement.
The solemnities came just hours after the regional proclamation took place at the Eye of York.
At 4pm, the York Town Crier Ben Fry began the ceremony by introducing the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr David Carr.
Cllr Carr began by saying: “We come together this afternoon following the passing of our late sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II.
“Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest reigning monarch.”
He then led a two-minute silence.
Afterwards, the Lord Mayor said: “Today’s ceremony marks the formal proclamation to the people of the city of York at the beginning of our new King’s reign.”
He finished by declaring “God save the King!” and leading “three cheers for His Majesty”.
Earlier, at 1pm the Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Jo Ropner led a proclamation at the Eye of York on behalf of the county.
“Today’s ceremony marks the formal proclamation to old people in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, of the beginning of our new King’s reign,” she told people from the steps of the York Castle Museum.
People watched from the ancient royal castle of Clifford’s Tower as the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire J S Lambert proclaimed the new King, and finished with the words: “God save the King!
“And to finish off, I would like you all to give three York cheers for King Charles III.”
In Selby, the proclamation of King Charles III took place at the Abbey at 4pm.