What is the Proclamation and when did it take place in Hounslow?

Arrangements for the proclamation in Hounslow following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Published: Friday, 9th September 2022

Holy Trinity Church

The “Proclamation” is the official announcement of the new monarch.

Initially read at St. James’s Palace followed by the Royal Exchange in the City of London, the Proclamation was read on the following day in cities, boroughs, districts and counties across the country. 

As in all areas of the country, the reading of the Proclamation was held here in the London Borough of Hounslow, where the Mayor formally proclaimed the death of the monarch and the accession of King Charles the Third to the throne. The local proclamation took place at Holy Trinity Church on Hounslow High Street on Sunday 11 September. 

As part of the National Proclamation of the new monarch, flags were raised to full height from 11am on Saturday 10 September and then be lowered at 1pm on Sunday 11 September, an hour before the local Proclamation event.  The flags remain at half mast until the day after the funeral.

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.

Further information about how Hounslow marked the death of Queen Elizabeth II 

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