Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles lll
Mon, 12 Sep 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the proclamation of the new king was made in cities, towns and villages across the UK.

National, county-wide, regional and local proclamations were made on Sunday, 11 September, as follows:

- At midday the proclamation was read at Mercat Cross in Edinburgh, Cardiff Castle and Hillsborough Castle.
- Later, the proclamation was read at Edinburgh Castle.
- Following those, the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire read the proclamation at the City Hall, Kingston upon Hull, with the Lord-Lieutenant alongside.

East Riding proclamation

Members of the public were invited along to witness the historical and ceremonial East Riding proclamation of the new king in Beverley later in the afternoon on Sunday, 11 September.

In the East Riding, the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Mrs Jacky Bowes and the Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Jim Dick, OBE, were joined by the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor John Whittle and the town mayor of Beverley Councillor Linda Johnson, to announce the accession of the new king, King Charles III.

A procession of the civic dignitaries and other invited guests left The Guildhall and made their way through Toll Gavel to the Market Cross, where the proclamation was made in front of members of the public.

Afterwards, prayers were said, and the national anthem was sung, before three cheers were given for King Charles III.

Town and parish proclamations

Other proclamation events followed across the East Riding.

These included events in Patrington, Leven, Snaith and Cowick, Rawcliffe, Hedon. North Ferriby, Withernsea, Goole and Bridlington.


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