The Norfolk proclamation of the accession of His Majesty The King took place at County Hall at 1pm today, Sunday 11th September and was repeated later at 3pm in Watton’s Market Place.
The picture shows David McLeavy Hill, High Sheriff of Norfolk, reading the Proclamation of King Charles III, accompanied by Lady Dannatt MBE, Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk in Norwich.
The Lord Lieutenant, Lady Dannatt MBE, paid tribute to The Late Queen, before the proclamation of King Charles III was delivered by the High Sheriff, David McLeavy Hill.
Lady Dannatt MBE, Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, said: “It is with a very heavy heart that I stand before you today following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the County of Norfolk, the Chairman has sent her deepest sympathy to the Royal family as indeed have I.
“We know that Her Majesty, along with other members of the Royal family, had a deep affection for Norfolk, enjoying family life at Sandringham and the brief respite provided there from the responsibilities of the Crown.
“We are here on this momentous day to Proclaim the new Sovereign who I know will continue to serve the country with the same absolute dedication and devotion to duty as did our beloved Queen.
“Speaking personally, it has been a huge privilege and an honour to have served Her Majesty The Queen as Lord-Lieutenant, a role I will continue to fulfil to the utmost of my ability for the new Sovereign, His Majesty King Charles III.”
David McLeavy Hill, High Sheriff of Norfolk, said: “We come together this afternoon on the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second. Our sadness at this time is shared by people across our County, our Country and much of the world. We remember with great affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our Country’s longest-reigning Monarch.
“The Monarchy is woven deeply within the fabric of our Country and for the last 1200 years the Crown has passed in an unbroken line of succession from Sovereign to Sovereign. Today’s ceremony marks the formal Proclamation to the people of Norfolk of our new King’s accession to the throne.”
The text of the Accession Proclamation was follows:
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 two thousand and twenty-two.
In Watton the Proclamation was read in the Market Place by the Town Crier, Mike Wabe. Watton Town Mayor, Susan Hebborn presided. (pictured below).