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BBC Breakfast star apologises to viewers as technical blunder halts interview

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BBC Breakfast host Charlie Stayt has apologised to viewers after an interview got interrupted by a technical blunder.

The 60-year-old presenter was back on our screens this morning (September 10) alongside co-star Naga Munchetty.

They woke up the nation with the latest news ahead of King Charles' Proclamation following the death of the Queen on Thursday (September 8).

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Charlie welcomed diplomatic correspondent James Landale to the show as he stood live at St James's Palace ahead of the historic ceremony.

Kicking off the interview, Charlie said: "So let's find out a little more about the formal events that will be taking place today 10am this morning.

"Our diplomatic correspondent James Landale is at St James's Palace just down the road from Buckingham Palace, just explain to us because we're on a learning curve about these formalities and just what will play out today.

James explained: "What we're going to see today is something that doesn't happen very often, only when we have a new monarch.

"Essentially this is the moment his identity is confirmed to the world."

James went on to share with viewers watching at home the timetable for the rest of the event.

Charlie said: "One of the things people are very mindful of at this time is that sense of duty but right now, King Charles is in mourning for his mother.

"But these procedures happen at this time but presumingly for him he's in mourning."

There was a short silence and it quickly became clear that James was no longer able to hear Charlie in the studio

"James, I'm not sure you could hear me. Just nod if you can hear us. I'm just not sure if we've lost our link to you," the BBC star said.

He later added: "I'm so sorry, we seem to have lost our link to our diplomatic correspondent."

Charles III will be formally proclaimed king at a historic ceremony.

Flags lowered in mourning for the late Queen will fly full-mast after the Accession Council, which will be televised for the first time.

A wave of further proclamations will take place across the UK until Sunday, when flags will return to half-mast.

It comes after the King pledged to follow his "darling mama's" life of service in an emotional first address.

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He told the nation on Friday evening (September 9) of his "profound sorrow" at the loss of his mother, praising her warmth, humour and "unerring ability always to see the best in people".

The King promised to serve the nation with the same "unswerving devotion" as the late Queen had during her 70-year reign.

Charles became king the moment his mother died, but the Accession Council is held as soon as possible after death of a sovereign to make a formal proclamation of the successor.

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