The accession ceremony for King Charles III will take place on Saturday at Rideau Hall

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OTTAWA — A ceremony announcing the accession of King Charles III as Canada’s new head of state will take place Saturday morning at Rideau Hall.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the federal cabinet and Privy Council are also expected to meet as part of the protocol required to formally proclaim the new sovereign.

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Trudeau is signing the Queen’s Book of Condolences tonight after returning to Ottawa from a three-day cabinet retreat in Vancouver.

A date for Canada’s national memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II has not been announced as officials await public confirmation of when her state funeral will take place.

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Canadian Heritage says it will hold a ceremony, including a televised church service, a memorial parade, as well as a 96-gun salute and a military parade to honor and remember Canada’s longest-serving head of state.

Government officials say it will be the same day as the Queen’s state funeral in London.

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