Following a centuries’ old tradition, there will be a local public Proclamation in Watford to announce the accession to the throne of our new monarch, King Charles III, on Sunday, September 11 at 4pm at the Peace Memorial by the Town Hall.
Members of the public are invited to join Elected Mayor, Peter Taylor, and the Chairman, Councillor Amanda Grimston, at the Watford proclamation. It will also be livestreamed via Watford Borough Council’s Facebook platform, @WatfordCouncil and is part of a series of Proclamations across the country that start today (September 10) from the balcony at St James Palace in London.
Earlier on Sunday, cities and counties will perform their own Proclamations, including one for the county of Hertfordshire, which will be held in Hertford and attended by the Elected Mayor and the Chairman on behalf of Watford.
Mayor Taylor said: “Through the Proclamation, we are proud to confirm King Charles III as our new monarch and to be part of this truly historic time in our nation’s history. While we mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, we join together to mark the accession of our new King and to send him Watford’s best wishes for a long and successful reign.”