Sunday morning UK news briefing: today’s top headlines from The Telegraph


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1. ‘Fab four’ reunited in grief for surprise Windsor walkabout

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex were sadly reunited with their wives on Saturday, putting aside their differences to meet benefactors in Windsor and pay tribute to their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The quartet came together to pay their respects to the late Queen, who, according to Prince William, had been with them in their “happiest moments and saddest days”. Read the full story.

2. Princess of Wales tells Windsor crowd: ‘In times like these you have to get together’

It started as a murmur among the children on their parents’ shoulders – the only way to see what was going on, so deep was the crowd on the Long Walk, Windsor. “I see Harry, I see Harry.” Then: “And Meghan!”

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The parents did not believe them. After all, Harry seemed to leave his relatives as soon as possible on Friday and Meghan was persona non grata. But there they all were, as if the past two years had never happened. Read the full story.

3. David Cameron Stands Out in Blue at King Charles III’s Proclamation Ceremony

David Cameron stood out for not wearing a black suit at King Charles III’s proclamation ceremony.

The former prime minister wore a navy blue suit and light blue shirt for the gloomy Accession Council meeting, despite the country mourning Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday at the age of 96. Read the full story.

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4. Liz Truss knew before she stood up in the House of Commons that Queen Elizabeth was seriously ill

It was one of the most vocal critics of Liz Truss who brought into sharp focus the weight resting on the shoulders of the new prime minister.

Ian Blackford, the leader of the Scottish National Party, made it a point to tell the House of Commons that his thoughts were with Mrs Truss, who was “only days into her term in office” having to “come to terms with the enormity of the loss of the head of state, and show the leadership now required in her position.”

Truss was believed to have been informed of Queen Elizabeth II’s declining health when Nadhim Zahawi, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, had urgently informed the Prime Minister 24 hours earlier following a statement from the House of Commons about her energy rescue package. Read the full story.

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5. Vladimir Putin wins race to be the first world leader to congratulate Charles III on his reign

Vladimir Putin was the first world leader to congratulate King Charles III on his official accession to the throne – even though the new king once compared the Russian president to Adolf Hitler.

In a short message, Putin sent his “heartfelt congratulations” from the Kremlin to King Charles. Read the full story.

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