Proclamation of King Charles III

King Charles III

This page was updated on 13 September 2022.

The Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III took place outside Enfield Civic Centre at 2pm today (Sunday 11 September) following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8 September.

Dozens of residents and guests attended. A photo album from the day can be found here and You can watch the ceremony in full here.

The Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Doris Jiagge, read the proclamation, as 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 Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twenty-two.


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