Friary Court

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Friary Court is a courtyard in St James's Palace, in London. It is overlooked by the Proclamation Gallery, where a new English or British sovereign sometimes appears for the first time after their accession to the throne.[citation needed] Queen Victoria was thus first seen by her subjects.

The Proclamation Gallery is also where the Accession Council by tradition meets after the death of a reigning monarch to determine the new monarch, and to take their oath.

Coordinates: 51°30′16″N 0°08′15″W / 51.5044°N 0.1374°W / 51.5044; -0.1374