Proclamation of the new Sovereign, His Majesty King Charles III

September 11, 2022

At 1pm on Sunday 11 September, on the steps of Exhibition Suite, Market Square, Aylesbury, the High Sheriff, Debbie Brock, read the Proclamation of our new Sovereign, His Majesty, The King, Charles III.

The Lord Lieutenant, The Countess Howe, opened the event before inviting the High Sheriff to read the Proclamation accession speech. At the end of the Proclamation, the High Sheriff called for three cheers for His Majesty King Charles III.

Proclamation text.

Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.

Given at St. James’s Palace this Tenth day of September in the year of Our Lord Two thousand and twenty-two


Amersham Town Mayor, Cllr Mark Roberts, attended the proclamation in Aylesbury prior to joining other dignitaries and members of the public at the proclamation ceremony in Chesham later this afternoon, 11 September 2022.

In line with the National Protocol, the Union Flags in the Amersham Memorial Gardens were raised to full mast at 9.30am on Saturday 10th September, before being lowered to half-mast at 1.30pm this afternoon, Sunday 11th September.

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