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Proclamation of new sovereign in Plymouth

25 November 2021

It was a historic occasion today when the formal proclamation was made to the people of Plymouth of the beginning of the reign of our new sovereign, King Charles III.

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Sue Dann, read the proclamation from the steps of the Guildhall at 4pm on Sunday 11 September.

The Lord Mayor was joined by dignitaries and civic leaders, including the Lord Lieutenant of Devon and the Bishop of Plymouth, who led prayers.

The Local Proclamation followed the Principal Proclamation which took place in London on Saturday (10 September).

In line with protocol, flags near the Guildhall were raised to full mast while the Local Proclamation was made and were lowered again to half-mast immediately afterwards.

They will remain at half-mast until 8am on the day after the State Funeral of The Queen, which is Monday 19 September.   

In line with tradition when a Monarch visits the city, the maces were inverted in recognition of the authority of the Crown. 

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crowds outside Plymouth Guildhall to read the proclamation of the new sovereign

Crowds at the Guildhall to hear the proclamation of the new sovereign

The Lord Mayor Councillor Sue Dann makes the proclamation of the new king

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Sue Dann, is flanked by the macebearers as she reads the proclamation.

The Lord Mayor Councillor Sue Dann roads the proclamation on the steps of the Guildhall

The Lord Mayor reads the proclamation of the new sovereign, alongside the Bishop of Plymouth.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Sue Dann, and the Bishop of Plymouth, James Grier, on the steps of the Guildhall

The Bishop of Plymouth, James Grier, and the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Sue Dann.

The Lord Mayor Councillor Sue Dann, raises her hat to cheer the new king on the steps of the Guildhall

The Lord Mayor raises her hat to cheer the new sovereign, King Charles III.

The Lord Mayor Councillor Sue Dann in front of the crowds at the Guildhall

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Sue Dann, raises her hat to King Charles III.