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PROCLAMATION: Abbots Langley community gathers to welcome accession of King Charles III

 Published on: 21st September 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Abbots Langley Parish residents gathered at the Millennium Gardens on September 11 at 5pm for the reading of Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III.

This ancient custom existed long before telephones and internet and enabled news of the new King or Queen to spread throughout the Kingdom!

Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Chairman of the Council, read the Proclamation and Revered. Dr. Peter Waddell followed by leading the congregation in prayers. The ceremony ended with the singing of the National Anthem.

“This is such an historic occasion, we felt it was important to ensure the proclamation was read locally giving residents the opportunity to participate in a ceremony that has not taken place for over 70 years” said Cllr Giles-Medhurst.

The ceremony was also highly acclaimed by those who attended, with local residents Barry and Janice Forbes commenting: “We were so pleased to attend this historical event. It was lovely to see young families there.”

During the official mourning period, many residents also chose to leave floral tributes and sign the books of condolence provided by the Parish Council sharing their special memories of the Queen.  The completed books will be stored in the Hertfordshire Archives.

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