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can -- proclaiming the new monarchy in a formal ceremony seen on television for the first time in its history. live coverage continuing at the top of the hour. top of the hour. right now on msnbc, special coverage of the royal transition in the uk. in just one hour, for the first time ever, the official meeting to confirm and ascension to the british throne will be televised. it is yet another sign of how different the world is now from when queen elizabeth took the throne more than 70 years ago. >> to my darling mama, as you
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begin your last great journey to join my dear late papa, i want simply to say this. thank you! >> now the new king charles the third prepares for just his second speech is a new british monarch. and unlike yesterday, which was taped. this will be live. just hours from now, charles and the new queen consort, camilla, will once again made the public here where i am outside of buckingham palace as the world waits to see how he will try to keep the vow he made just yesterday to carry on his mother's legacy. good morning to you live from london de math today is saturday september 10th, i'm chris jansing. what you're looking at now, take a live picture of st. james palace where the ascension council will begin to ratify charles concession as
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king. it is one of several into the day in the uk. as part of the royal transition, including another speech from the united kingdom's monarch which is expected in the next 19 minutes. for a closer look at what's happening today. i want to bring in msnbc correspondent, as well as casey nickel, while editor, and suzanna, a british historian and msnbc contributor. so many first to her today. what are we anticipating? >> chris, good morning to you. i'm just across the river from. on the houses of parliament. just in this meeting from scott, there is parallel things happening as we go through this week. and our understanding, chris, all of this information was given to us for planning so there may be some changes as we go through the day. our understanding is that the queen's body will remain at balmoral today. he moved into the ballroom. because this is where the
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action happens. and as you mentioned, this will hear from king charles again today. so 5 am, that accession council meets. this is a rubberstamp-ing exercise essentially. they meet, they discuss appointing charles. he did of course become king the moment his mother died. by this is on camera for the first time. we will see this happening. it's also where titles are discuss. so we understand, from clarence 's house, which is king charles's former residence. that he took the title came charles the third. that's all we've been calling him for the last couple of days. but there may be another title that we will learn sometime throughout the day. after that, the council meets about the king. that's where the king comes. and so king charles, we understand the queen concert camilla, and, william and kate, the princess of males. we'll join that. and that's when we will see carrying charles will be given the speech. yesterday seven or eight-minute speech was pre-recorded. this one will be live to the entire nation. also, we expect to be on camera. after that, chris, he is
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officially proclaimed king. and that's when gun salutes, fanfare, trumpers. we will see where you are, where i am around the city. we will hear when this happens. we won't necessarily see king charles at that moment. and then, chris, what happens is the flags across government buildings, across the family palaces. the royal family residences. the flags will come back up to full staff. at least for one day. again, this is our understanding chris. this scheduling is subject to change because this is what we are expecting. >> and of course, katie, everything they watch so closely. not just here in the uk, but around the world. let's talk about what we can expect in the speech today. >> i think it's going to be very much almost a manifesto. i think what's so interesting about the first address to the world. not just to the nation. was that it was deeply personal. i think he is already made such an impact of the peoples king. it was very interesting that
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yesterday, before he actually became prime minister. which is the first constitutional duty. he was out meeting the people. and that address yesterday was incredibly personal. so i think today it is going to be more about constitution, the accession is speaking constitution in history. he's gonna meet the prime minister again yet later today. so i think this is gonna feel very much like business which sounds a strange thing to say. wires yesterday felt far more personal. >> let me play a little bit of that first speech yesterday to your point of just how personal it was. let's take a listen. >> i speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. throughout her life, her majesty the queen, my beloved mother. was an inspiration and example to me, and to all of my family. >> katie, what were your impressions of the king's first speech for someone who has been
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in the public eye his whole life? nevertheless, there was a lot of talk of you will only get one chance to make a first impression. and this was his first impression. as monarch. >> well, i think it was pitch perfect. i think it hit all the right notes. it ended with shakespeare, and paid the most phenomenal tribute to his mother. it was deeply emotional and yet composed. he just hit all of the right notes. he is a wonderful orator. there is something terribly terrific about his voice. i'm thinking about the time that he opened state parliament for the first time, stood in for his mother. and obviously, that was almost like a preparation for what we were going to hear when he was king. we wondered if he would feel terribly different. it didn't. this whole process has felt like a very natural continuation.
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and natural is just a key word. i mean, he is surrounded by some of the best advisers in the world. in fact, he just imported a new head of pr. and i think we're seeing a new approach here. charles knows that in order for the monarchy to not just thrive, but to survive, it has to make that connection with its people. with its subjects. in this very modern era. and i think you are seeing absolute evidence of that, you saw that in his address to the nation yesterday and you are going to see it today. the very fact that the ex session is going to be televised live is extraordinary. and i think it says a lot about charles the third. and the king that he is going to be. >> susana, what does it tell us about charles and decaying that he is going to be, and this whole idea of, i guess the queen who lived her life in public and yet we knew very little about her? >> i think it spot on actually
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because with what we see here, it is the subtle change. the thing about the queen's that we know that reportedly in private she was great fun. but in public, she was reserved. and she kept her opinions to herself, and it was a stuff for upper lip with that generation. and king charles yesterday demonstrated, that there was a palpable a motion in his voice when he spoke of his dying mama, when he spoke of his wife. when he spoke of his dear late papa, in of his sons. there was less reserved. and more open. and when you walk about, it felt heartfelt. and even in that moment when he had his audience with the new prime minister, lustrous. knowing he would being filmed. he said candidly that this is
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the moment he had been dreaded. so he was sharing his own grease with the nation. and this is much more like his son. the amounting that people like harry and meghan have been criticized for. but yet, in a very composed, and solemn, and respectful, and majestic way. he shared his emotions with us. and i think that was the difference. and i feel we see an evolution here already. and the tone of the monarchy. and its relationship to its people. and i actually think, based on the evidence we've seen so far. we are going to really come to love this king. i feel that he is going to inspire great feelings of loyalty and devotion amongst people. >> beyond that personal, poinciana, the king talked about how he appreciates the system of parliament, and the monarchy. went out of his way, obviously,
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too i think signal that in that sense, nothing is going to change. in what ways do you think that this new king will be very much like his mother? >> absolutely. he was signaling his commitment to the constitution. a subtle point there about all the talk of his behavior up until now which has been interventionist. and giving his opinions. and he made it very clear that he was not going to do. that but even in saying about his loyalty to the constitution he was indicating. that that he knows the royal of the monarchy. and so like his mother he is going to be confined by that. also like his mother, actually, he expressed his. commitment to the church of england and to his own fate but also something inclusive about the diversity of faith represented in this nation and in other warms. and he very much struck a note
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of wanting to show inclusion there and we know that the queen was responsible for the first multi faith gatherings in westminster abby in the church of england in the 1970s. cause quite a ruckus that she said when the commonwealth match he wanted to have interfaith gatherings in the church. but we see that quality affected again in what he had to say but it is absolutely a subtle shift as katie was saying and the fact that we're seeing the accession council meeting and the fact that we know that not only charles and camilla but the new prince and princess of whales william and catherine should be there is very different and i also want to still note how different it is going to look the lord president in the council's penny more didn't. and we've got a gathering of privy councilors and great members of state.
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and etcetera. when the queen went before her accession council. as a young woman of 25. she was meeting a body of elderly men. and here we have our king, who himself is a relatively old man. but meeting a committee of both men and women, and as we'll see, a committee that is diverse in all sorts of ways. and i think that that's, the council is going to feel in itself, despite being very traditional, it's something that predates parliament and derives that this meeting, from the anglo-saxon funeral assembly, i think it's going to feel distinctly more modern. >> and katie, in our final minute, obviously there is so much tradition that is happening here today, including saying the words god save the king, having said that the visuals of the king and queen consort, his son and now the
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prince and princess of whales, and for the first time, how important is that to the uk, and i would imagine around the world? >> i mean it's fundamental, the pictures that we're looking at. the final picture of the celebrations was the future of the royal family. this is all about the future, it is king charles, queen camilla, and now the prince and princess of whales. so as much as we're talking about the modernity of this newest session council. the fact that it's televised, the fact that it's lies. what it means is that the monarchy in the future of the royal family is what we know and love. that continuity, that's the ability, that we will be talking about and reflecting about in the past couple of days. i think that is why this royal family is probably the envy of the world, and i completely agree that charles has the potential to be a hugely,
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popular king. but that is so important, continuity. we know what is to come. possibly the reason that king charles may end up being revered and loved is because of the promise of the future, king william and queen catherine. we know that we have younger, modern generation of morals to come. and didn't the queen get it right? she made william a privy councilor so he would be there today. and more recently she made camilla privy councilor. which means they will be there, by charles side as he is sworn in as the new king. so i think everything was planned so beautifully, so meticulously and it is all falling into place like the most brilliant puzzle. >> the queen may be gone, but her hand is still being felt. katie and suzannah, stick with me. coming up! she broke barriers and set new standards for the man who will come after her. well the queen's act be nearly impossible to follow? and as we go to break. a live look outside of st.
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here taking a look at buckingham palace behind me. you're seeing the crowds gathering, walking over here this morning. there are a lot of families coming together, carrying large bouquets of flowers. all wanting to be here, to pay their respects to the late queen and just about of five minute walk from where i'm standing, in less than an hour from now. there will be the meeting of the accession council. said to ratify charles as the new kang at st. james palace. this is going to be the first time it's ever been televised. and we will see, we are told, not just the king and queen. but the newly-named prince and
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princess of wales. william and kate. charles now of course taking on a roll that for several decades was filled by a woman. queen elizabeth trauma shattered barriers during her reign. a rain that began when she was just 25 years old. so how will her legacy impact the role for the three men who will follow in her footsteps? charles, then william, and george. i welcome back my panel, kayleigh nickel, royal editor for vanity fair. and suzanna, a british historian. suzannah let's begin their. how would you describe this standard that the queen set for her parents? >> well. i think she set the standard in terms of that sense of connection. and humanity. the thing that comes out of all reports about the queen. is the way in which she engaged with people. i read an amazing story yesterday from the late chief rabbi, jonathan sachs, that how in 2000 and 15, she met with a
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group of auschwitz survivors in the time when she was supposed to leave, and she stayed, and she stayed. and she gave h one, he said, her focus and hurried attention. and listen to each of their stories. and afterwards, they said to him. you know, this had felt amazing. there had been a day when they didn't know that if they would make it tomorrow. and here they were talking to the queen. and he said it brought a closure to the lacerated lives. but i think it went to counter with the queen. and it was often something that is hard to guess at. but there are so many sacred qualities of the monetary key that can bring a release, a sense of a amazing closure to things. giving her advice. and i think she brought that. her sense of personality and that humanity. and it has been in her reign. i think it changed things on a
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diplomatic and international level as well. the commonwealth wouldn't be the way it was. unless she hadn't done it the way she was. and there were 90 countries in its, and there are 56 now. the way she manage that was without being too stereotyped, but as a sort of matriarch, she met the rulers of each countries at the commonwealth at the summit. as long as she was able to do so individually and she brought a calming quality to the most erratic trouble and foolish politicians. and i think the policy has shaped the role of the monarchy and that is what her heirs have to live up to. >> katie it's interesting what suzannah says because there's all sorts of studies how women are better listeners and compromiser's. how would you characterize the way that the queen represented
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women in such a high role for such a very long time? >> well i often wondered if the queen actually was a feminist, i mean we never really heard anything about her political views let alone her personal views because she never gave an interview but i think that when you consider what she did for women and i think she was probably the greatest feminist of our times. in a deeply quiet and modest and diplomatic way. and she wasn't everything in life. she had a huge legacy to live up to because her father's king was so enormously popular. but she rained at a time when the role of the woman traditionally was to be at home raising the family and while the man of the house went out to work so when she came to the throne there was a total inversion of roles.
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suddenly she was the alpha role in the marriage. she was the one that went out to work as it were and to run the country and being head of the united kingdom and head of state of the united kingdom in the commonwealth. while her husband very much an alpha male, prince philip. had to give up his naval career and become the patriarch of the family. so there were total role inversion going on. and i think the queen sent out a message to women and girls all over the world as a leader that women could do anything. i remember most recently her joy when the lionesses, our british female football team, won the world cup. that was wonderful for the queen. she was so enormously proud. and i think back to your summit you spoke of, i think it was in australia in 2011, when she spoke about allowing girls and women to play their full parts in society. and i think that was hugely
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important to her. i think yeah, the queen was absolutely a feminist. and my goodness, she is the most successful monica of all-time. and she was a woman. but looking to the future? we now have three future kings. charles, william, and of course george, and i think that that is all we know. we know that that will happen so after the most successful rain, which is of course the queen, three future rains which are going to be casings, they have a huge amount to live up to. but let's not forget they're supported by very superman as well. camilla, who i think is going to be very instrumental in important and charles as rain, and the princess of whales, the future queen, catherine. so these future kings are very well supported. >> katie nichols, suzannah, liscum, thank you so much. and coming up! president biden and his plans
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to attend queen elizabeth's funeral. we'll have the latest on that. plus the queens impact transcending geographic barriers. what is behind america's fascination with royalty? and right now at st. james palace. final preparations underway, where king charles iii will be formally proclaimed monarch. at an assessment council meeting that starts just 35 minutes from now. and will be televised, the first time in our history! >> in our history! >> it's time for the biggest sale of the year, on the sleep number 360 smart bed.
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backing ham palace in london. president joe biden will attend the queen's funeral, it's expected to draw leaders from all around the world. the day hasn't officially been announced yet. the palace says it will be confirmed, quote, in due course. it will be at westminster abby. britain is now in a period of official national mourning that will last till the end of the
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state funeral. for more on biden's plan, let's go to nbc news correspondent monica. >> president biden confirm that he will be traveling overseas to attend the funeral of queen elizabeth the second, whenever that may be. it comes after the white house showed an incredible amount of outpouring of support, and condolences for the monarch, the president calling her so much more than that, and really defining an era. and the president says he doesn't know all the details about how this will work, when he doesn't tend to go. and there will of course be many protocols involved when that does happen. so the white house hasn't announced any formal plans, or how long the visit may be. but we expect that to come in the next couple of days. and the president of course joined former presidents in extending their sympathies to the royal family. we have statements from presidents bush, clinton, obama, and trump. all echoing these kinds of sentiments.
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and a special relationship between the united states, and the united kingdom. one thing to watch for here, is that the funeral may take place around the dates of the united nations general assembly in new york city, where many heads of state were supposed to be. so this will certainly reorganize some of those travel plans. but president biden confirming that he does want to be there, in person, to extend his deepest sympathies and condolences for this woman that he says, he greatly admired. and he says he doesn't hope, it will offend anyone to say, reminded him of his own mother. >> i don't think she'd be insulted but, she reminds me of my mother. in terms of the look of her, and just the generosity. >> back to you. >> thank you very much monica. despite the united states declaring independence from great britain, almost 250 years ago. and finding an eight year revolutionary war to gain freedom.
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there remains for many of fascination and fondness for the majesty, queen in america. while england's longest serving monarch was mourned across the world this week, the new york times says, quote, outside the united kingdom was not-so-as striking as the united states. americans called at the surprising relationship between the two nations. cocked at the wealth of celebrity that surrounded her, and marvel that her share long cavity. so, to get to the bottom of americas interested in the queen in the monarchy. i've got the perfect guest here with me. former british ambassador to the u.s.. he served as deputy private secretary to the prince of wales as well. first of all, our sympathies on the loss of the monarch. >> thank you. >> let's talk about today. because the extension is, some people would call it a rubberstamp. but it's an important part of the tradition that says, yes, this man is king. as someone who knows him while. what would you expect to see from him today?
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and in the days going forward in this transition that is so important to the british people? >> well of course he became king the moment his mother died. that's the way things worked. so he got the formal accession. and then in due course, there will be a coronation. which is something that he remembers in 53 with his mother. so what is his role at the moment? well first of all it is to lead the nation, and the commonwealth, and many other states in which the queen was head of state. remember, she had 15 different countries around the world. where she is the head of state, not just the leader of the commonwealth. so i think leading people in their grieving. because all though we all knew that this was old. it was still a shock. and i think he obviously, was one who was shattered himself. as he said, this is the moment i've been dreading all my life. but it's also the moment he's been waiting for. preparing for. and i thought in his speech last night, and speaking again today. there was a wonderful adjustment from the role of crown prince, prince of wales. to the man who is speaking with
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the authority and the engagement of the warmth of the new one. and he's absolutely there is king charles. so i think his role is to lead us through that transition. the morning, the grieving, the strong respect for the queen that had led a marvelous life. that come to a natural and. and the future of the monarchy. and with the united kingdom in the world. one of our greatest assets, they call it soft power, a cheesy phrase, but the monarchy is a wonderful asset to the united kingdom and for all the countries of which now the king or queen before of the head of state. >> you know america, you've lived there, you serve doesn't lassiter and america loves celebrity, it loves wealth. obviously, the queen had both. having said that. there is this fascination with royalty. and there is no royal family. bigger, or more covered. more closely watched and british royal family. in your observation, what was it about this queen that inch entered, i think, a lot of
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affection for people that we feel disposed of the monarchy? >> i think you're right. i lived in the united states and i also live for nine years in france. and in france, which is, in tears over the loss of the monarchy. yet they chopped off their [inaudible] . they're almost in love with the royal family there. and so many other countries. so we are extremely unfortunate. but i think to answer your question that it goes back to the strong sense of duty and commitment which the queen showed. and all the way through. one of the reasons why the royal family was pretty unforgiving toward the two from windsor. and ahead of pleasure for the duty and responsibility that had been born into the monarchy. and the queen, never ever did that. so for her, this was an extraordinary in which your head of the church, your head of the state in the united kingdom. and of the whole other countries around the world. and you've got to do your duty, and you've got to make sure that your own personal views
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and emotions and sentiments are subsidiary to the importance of doing the job. and of course he did it for 17 years, it was also is a smile. it was always a chat. when i would do receptions for people in america to meet members of the royal family. they said you know thanks a lot. we'll have a chance to talk. you come to reception with the member of the family. and you will talk to that member because she will not leave the reception to give everyone a chance to say a low. they like that. they engage people. and so that sprinkling of the stardust, i think. all for a lot of people in america. there was a warrant, there wasn't affection, but i think it's also looking at that lady, looking at not doing a foot wrong. she's come through the dramas, the ups and downs. and she was their right to the end, saying goodbye to boris johnson, welcoming the new prime minister. and in cracking form, just two days before she died. >> you know well that she was far more popular with the british people than charles,
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and as we look at these crowds behind us and i saw, i was mentioning this before, so many families coming with big bouquets of flowers, little children. having said that, the reaction yesterday when charles walked the line shaking hands with people. just as you said with the royal family. he they took his hands and kiss that. is there an opportunity for him now? is there an opening? a sense of goodwill? his mother surely wanted the british people. people around the world. to give charles and camilla another chance to open, to be open to them, is there an opening? >> i think so. of course he's a little older than his mother was when she became green. but there it is, and i think there is the engagement, there is the warmth, there is the humanity which came through in his early remarks and his early actions, he gets out of the car and engage with people, we call it the walk about.
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but i think he's always been somebody who's interested in people and makes time for conversations. and listen. so i'm not even sure there's a need for that. i think it was a mixture of continuity, but also moving on to the next generation. and he was very careful with his remarks yesterday to say that strong messages of support, for his son. the new prince of wales, the new princess of whales. and even harry and meghan who chose a different life in california. that was there too. so he was a close of, warm, affectionate, want some family. but also engaging with people and he will continue to do that. in in my opinion, it is his nature. so it will be different, he will be his own man. he will be different from his mother. but he will keep the show going with enormous skill and commitment, and warmth. >> so peter, very nice for you to come over and spend time with. us thank you so much. >> and coming up, from prince the king. how charles first speech as
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monarch allows him to reintroduce himself to the world. we've got that next! we are also watching that official ceremony set to get underway at the top of the hour. proclaiming charles officially as king. stay with us! stay with us
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welcome back to our special, live coverage from london. as a new roller of sense to the throne in the house of winds are. if you're just joining, us
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moments from now the accession council will ratify charles as the united kingdom's new monarch. followed by his first live speech in that role. and of course, we will bring that to you. but first, we spent a lot of time talking about what charles reyna's king will look like, now let's take a look back at his legacy as the prince of wales. and what helped shape the man in today's spotlight. nbc's richard engel has that story. >> king charles became the prince of wales at 20, he was a pilot in the air force, and commanded a ship in the royal navy. >> with this ring. i.d. web. >> he was 32 when he married lady di anna spencer. >> and ice is suppose in love? >> of course. >> and charles was soon in the shadow of a star, it was a dark time for him, and the royal family of divorce. and diana's death.
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charles turned to campaigning for the environment and remarried, this time to his old love, camilla, he took on more royal duties as his mother's health faded and he's learned the power of charisma already turning to his popular son william and his wife. he's >> going to use william, who is very popular. to take up the causes that he will no longer be able to go more public about. i think it will also be very much in his favor. >> the next generation of british kings is in line, no queens on the horizon. charles, william, and george, seen together during the lake queen's jubilee. a new chapter begins for a king with vast preparation and history. >> thanks to nbc's richard angle for that report. and after the break, they were her beloved companions, what happens to the queens royal pack of c.o.r.e. gays? and dorky's? yes you hold that right.
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you see the picture of buckingham palace where every time now we are expecting king charles to leave his new home and make his way to st. james palace, a short distance from here, for the accession council meeting that will ratify his -- of the first time in history it will be televised. and shortly after we will hear from the king himself, he will be joined by queen concert camilla. them new prince and princess of whales, william and kate. and in the meantime, we are remembering queen elizabeth's legacy. it's nearly impossible to forget her love for animals. the queen's corgis became almost as iconic as her majesty. nearly inseparable in her popular image.
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over her lifetime, she owned more than 30 corgis her, very first called susan. who then became the common ancestor for all her other dogs. ryan, editor of pop goes the -- to discuss her donkey dynasty. the dogs are so intertwined with the queen that the court gave family tree was actually published by the bbc. and you see it at the top, followed by the likes of pepper, tipper, and willow. who was the last assignment. do we know how corgis became the queen's dog of choice? >> and you'll count 14 generations there. that's something. we do know that when she was eight years old, her father who would go on to become king george the sixth, brought home a corgi name two key. and another one name jane. so these memories with her father would forge these last long attachments.
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and the a one initially named to, evolved into susan. and then started the incredible tradition. the monarchy is a lot about tradition. and that would continue the 14 generations of dogs to continue. >> the queen actually bred her own corgi dachshund makes. and they were we called dorgis. a breeder and everything else she had to do right? >> yes foreigner sister had dogs. and i don't know whether this was a planned breeding opportunity. but one thing i do know about the core gazes they actually had a lot of freedoms, they roamed about the how palace more than most people in fact and they were actually allowed to break a very specific port of call. most people are not supposed to rock in front of the queen. but the corgis war allowed that opportunity. and there were times that she would have nine dogs at one time. so they had a special trainer, with a specialization in
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psychology to establish the hierarchy and get along. but make no mistake, the queen was very involved in the dog's lives. including feeding them herself as well. >> well, there are even books written about it. one of them are pets, by royal. that made about the royal treatment the dogs that. fed each night at 5 pm. gore may meals created by a chef, including chicken breast, and filet steak. what else have you heard about the treatment of the royal dogs? i think there are four of them left. to cory keys, a dorky, and a cocker spaniel? >> yes. there was a special room and they also slept on elevated wicker beds and she was very involved and putting them to. bed and the sheets were changed daily. but when you're royalty why wouldn't you? you don't want the palace to spell of dog of course. but again, they were not, they lead the life of a dog that is
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allowed to live its life freely. and there's plenty of grounds to play, on and run around on. and so, they were very much an iconic part of her, as iconic of her outfits. she became known for the corgi and because of the relationship with, corgis, the amount of people getting corgis shot up exponentially as a result. >> we only have 30 seconds left. but you can't ignore the role in pop culture. they had a famous cameo in the 2012 london olympic high? i'm >> right. so she most differently did a scene with paddington bear. and james bond. they are part of this tradition, they are part of her life. they are part of the legacy of queen elizabeth. i don't think we'll soon forget. it and that will all be wondering where they go next. and all expectations is that they'll stay within the family. >> i think the answer about the court he is as they will go wherever they want. ryan, thank you so much. it's always great to see you
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my. friends were just 30 minutes away now from the privy council meeting to officially proclaim charged as king. we'll take you there live. as soon as that gets underway. much more of the special coverage after this quick break! this quick break!
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live from outside of buckingham palace. what a historic day here in the united kingdom. right now, the accession council is continuing its meeting at st. james palace. it is just a five minute walk from where i'm standing. you are looking inside st. james palace life. this has never happened before!
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they're meeting to officially ratified charles as king. this is the throne roam, this is the official event that the king will in a short time attend. after that, we are expecting a speech from king charles. which we will also bring you live. in its entirety. and let's get a closer look at what's happening today, and in the days to come. msnbc foreign correspondent molly hunter is here in london. kobe ar is at balmoral in scotland where the queen's court will come in the coming days. molly, let's talk about what we're seeing right now. the anticipation here buckingham palace. at the new king will make his way over to the accession council. but they are beginning their meeting. correct? >> that's exactly right chris. this is historic in so many ways. the first, as you mentioned, is that we will see it all on camera. the accession council has never been for ben televise. such a stark contrast to the
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few and far between back and white photos that we saw 70 years ago. when queen elizabeth did this exact same ceremony. so what happens right now is the privy council, that accession council, excuse, me meets without queen charles. they're discussing not only how and went in for a claim him the king. but also declared the queen dead. this is a rubberstamp what. we are really waiting for is about half an hour, that is when we are will see king charles. the discussion will be around his title. we discuss as his former residence, that he will be king charles iii. but there may be other titles up for discussion today. we will also see the queen consort, camilla, there with him. we will see william and kate, the new princess imprints of wales right there. and we've already seen prime minister, we'll stress, look into that concession council as well. after, that he will make a speech. this will be live, and televised as you mentioned, the address that you heard from


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