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County Accession Proclamation Ceremony of King Charles III at The Guildhall, Worcester

Published Friday, 9th September 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a county Proclamation ceremony will take place this weekend to mark the accession of King Charles III.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday 11 September, starting at 1pm, at the Guildhall, High Street, Worcester.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire will open the ceremony, followed by the reading of the Proclamation of the new King by the High Sheriff of Worcestershire, Andrew Manning-Cox.

The event will be attended by local civic leaders, who as part of the ceremony will receive their copy of the Proclamation from the High Sheriff of Worcestershire to read in their own communities, in line with tradition.

Andrew Manning-Cox, High Sheriff of Worcestershire, said: “My heartfelt and sincere condolences go to King Charles III, following the passing of his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The proclamation ceremony is the start of a new reign and an entire new era for our country, the Commonwealth and the wider world, and a chance for the county to welcome King Charles into his new role. God Save The King.”

Everyone is welcome to watch the ceremony outside The Guildhall and a screen is also being set up in Cathedral Square, on which the ceremony will be streamed.

Installation of the screen will begin from around 8:30am in readiness for the ceremony to begin at 1pm and will be taken down around 5:30pm.

Pedestrian barriers will be in place at Cathedral Square from Sunday morning, and Copenhagen Street carpark will be closed to the public all day.

The County Council's Proclamation ceremony will also be streamed live on the Worcestershire County Council's YouTube channel from 1pm for those who are unable to make it to Worcester City Centre.