HM King Charles III: Local Proclamation given for New Forest District
Charles III was proclaimed King on Saturday 10 September 2022, at a ceremony at St James’s Palace.
Following the principal and county announcements, The Chairman of New Forest District Council, Cllr Alan O’Sullivan, gave the local Proclamation of the Accession of HM The King Charles III, at Appletree Court, Lyndhurst today, Sunday 11 September 2022, at 2pm.
The full speeches and The Proclamation can be read at the Council’s website: https://newforest.gov.uk/article/3141/Proclamation-and-speeches-for-HM-The-King-Charles-III
Cllr Alan O’Sullivan, “We come together this afternoon following the passing of our late sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II. Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning monarch.
But the basis on which our monarchy is built has ensured that through the centuries, the Crown has passed in an unbroken line of succession.
Today’s ceremony marks the formal proclamation to the people of the New Forest of the beginning of our new King’s reign.”
Cllr O’Sullivan was joined by Deputy Lieutenant Hallam Mills Esq DL, Cllr Edward Heron, Leader, Kate Ryan, Chief Executive, civic guests, councillors, staff, and members of the public.
New Forest Brass played the National Anthem.
Local Books of Condolence remain open across the district. https://newforest.gov.uk/article/3137/Her-Majesty-The-Queen-1926-2022#h25
The Council meeting on Monday 12 September 2022 at 6.30pm will go ahead as a ceremonial meeting and councillors will pay their respects to HM Queen Elizabeth II.
This can be watched on the Council’s YouTube Channel .