Proclamation of Accession

Charles III was proclaimed King on Saturday 10 September 2022, at a ceremony at St James’s Palace.   A public proclamation was read at Winchester’s Great Hall, on Sunday 11 September, at 1pm.

Following these principal and county announcements of the accession of HM The King, The Chairman of New Forest District Council gave the Proclamation at Appletree Court, Lyndhurst on Sunday 11 September 2022, at 2pm. 

Deputy Lieutenant Hallam Mills Esq DL invited Cllr Alan O’Sullivan, Chairman of New Forest District Council, to read the formal Proclamation.

The Accession Council also made an order requiring High Sheriffs to cause the proclamation to be read in the areas of their jurisdiction. The High Sheriff of Hampshire discharged that duty earlier today and now, with my humble duty, I bring the words of the proclamation to the residents of the New Forest.

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.

God Save the King