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UPDATE North Somerset Council
Saturday 10 September, we’ll raise the Union Flags above the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare and Castlewood in Clevedon to mark the Proclamation of King Charles III.
The proclamation of the new Sovereign is a very old tradition which goes back centuries. The ceremony doesn’t create a new king, it’s simply an announcement of the accession which took place immediately when Her Majesty The Queen died.
The Accession Council is the ceremonial body which assembles following the death of a monarch. They are due to meet at St. James’s Palace in London to formally proclaim our new Sovereign, King Charles III. This will be broadcast live, for the first time ever. BBC One will show the Proclamation which is due to read at 11am.
High Sheriffs across the country are then required to read the Proclamation in the areas of their jurisdiction. As we’re part of the historic county of Somerset, our Chairperson Cllr Karin Haverson will represent us at the Proclamation in Taunton. Cllr Haverson will then bring the Proclamation back to North Somerset where she will read it in a short ceremony in the Italian Gardens, Weston-super-Mare at 3pm on Sunday (11 September).
This local event is the formal Proclamation to the people of North Somerset of the beginning of our new King’s reign. It’s a chance for our communities to come together and reflect on the moment in our nation’s history when the reign of our longest-serving Monarch comes to an end and our new Sovereign succeeds.
A book of condolence is available at our office Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.
Weston-super-Mare Town Council
There is also Books of Condolence at the Town Hall
. People will be able to record their tributes in the books between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. An electronic Book of Condolence is also available on the Royal Family website https://www.royal.uk/
Floral tributes can be laid at the Italian Gardens. If you are leaving a floral tribute please remove the cellophane, ribbons and any wire. This is so North Somerset Council can compost the floral tributes and plant a tree in memory of The Queen.
It is with deep sadness that we hear of the passing of our beloved Queen Elizabeth. As the sixth woman ever to ascend to the British throne her reign has lasted over seven decades, longer than all other monarchs of the realm. Her Majesty’s service to the nation has been steadfast and her personal example a credit to her subjects earning admiration from statesmen and women all around the world.
God bless Elizabeth may you rest in peace!
The Mayor of Weston-super-Mare Sonia Russé