Borough Mayor proclaims the new King

Sunday, 11 September 2022
Picture of the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough reading the proclamation of the new Monarch, King Charles III

In the borough of Scarborough this afternoon (Sunday 11 September) King Charles III was proclaimed the new Monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories.

The proclamation took place at 4pm in the gardens at the side of the Town Hall in Scarborough, read by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Councillor Eric Broadbent.

Prior to the start of the proclamation, standard bearers marched into the gardens and the Town Crier, David Birdsall, drew attention to the announcement in his customary manner.

Hundreds of people, including Mrs Venetia Wrigley - Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, invited guests, local people and visitors to the area witnessed the historic event, never seen before by the vast majority of those assembled. 

The cry of ‘God Save The King’, the singing of the National Anthem and a rousing three cheers for The King, brought the proclamation to a close.

People took the opportunity to sign the formal book of condolence inside the Town Hall and lay floral tributes in the gardens in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The book of condolence , which once complete, will be sent to Buckingham Palace for the Royal records, will remain open at the Town Hall in Scarborough for anyone to sign and pay their respects between 7.30am and 7.30pm each day until the day after the state funeral.

A national e-condolence book has been set up and can be accessed on the Royal website.

The union flag above the Town Hall will remain at half-mast up to and including the day of the funeral as a formal mark of respect to the late HM The Queen, as with all other civic buildings up and down the country.

The wording used for the proclamation:

"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 the tenth day of September in the year of Our Lord twenty thousand and twenty-two.

"God Save The King."


Pictures of the crowds, standard bearers and flowers laid at the proclamation of the new King at Town Hall, Scarborough