Proclamation Day in Salford

The accession proclamation was read in Salford by the Right Worshipful the Ceremonial Mayor of the City of Salford, Councillor Ann-Marie Humphreys, on the steps of the Town Hall in front of the civic centre on Sunday 11 September.

The flag was raised to full mast to mark the start of the ceremonies and lowered again to half-mast at the end of the local ceremony.

The bells at St Peter’s CE church were rung in celebration of the accession.

There is a tradition that when a monarch visits a borough, the mace is inverted in recognition of the authority of the Crown. In the ceremony the mace was inverted as a similar signal of recognition that the Crown has passed from Her Majesty the Queen to her successor, King Charles III.

Watch a video of the reading of the Proclamation on Facebook.

The wording of the local proclamation is below.

Proclamation for proclaiming the new sovereign in the United Kingdom

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 twenty thousand and twenty-two.

God Save The King