Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III

Posted on: Sunday, September 11, 2022

The Newark and Sherwood Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III took place at 3pm on Sunday 11 September at Castle House in Newark.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford GCB CBE, Deputy Lieutenant, led the tributes to Queen Elizabeth II and the Proclamation of the King was delivered by Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Sue Saddington.

On Saturday 10 September, the national Proclamation from St. James’ Palace took place at 11am. Further information on this is available on The Royal Family website.

On Sunday 11 September, the Nottinghamshire County Proclamation took place at County Hall, Nottingham, which was followed by the Newark and Sherwood district Proclamation. After, Town Council Proclamations also took place around the District. 

The Proclamation of the new Sovereign is a very old tradition which can be traced back over many centuries.  The ceremony does not create a new King.  It an announcement of the accession which took place immediately on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. You can read a copy of the Newark and Sherwood District Proclamation (PDF File, 454kb) and you can watch a short film of the Proclamation below:

Councillor Sue Saddington, Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “I was honoured to deliver the Newark and Sherwood Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III at Castle House this afternoon (Sunday 11 September) to official dignitaries and residents.

“The sadness felt by our residents at the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, is shared by people across the globe. While we remember the lifetime of devoted service and duty given by our longest reigning Monarch, today’s ceremony also marked the formal Proclamation to the people of the Newark and Sherwood district to mark the beginning of our new King’s reign.

“God Save The King.” 

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Proclamation of the Accession

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