Proclamation event arrangements for Telford and Wrekin
The High Sheriff and the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire will be joined by the Mayor of Telford and Wrekin and the Leader of the Council in Telford tomorrow (Sunday 11 September), to read the official Proclamation of the new King.
The High Sheriff, Selina Graham and the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, will join the Mayor of Telford and Wrekin Councillor Raj Mehta and the Leader of the Council Shaun Davies, to read the Proclamation at 3.30pm on Sunday 11 September 2022, from the bandstand in Southwater.
Union flags will be raised to full-mast to coincide with the national Proclamation announcement and will continue to fly at full-mast until after the Proclamation has been read locally. Flags will then return to half-mast until after the Royal Funeral.
Mayor of Telford and Wrekin, Councillor Raj Mehta, said: “Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest serving Monarch.
“This ceremony will mark the formal Proclamation to the people of Telford and Wrekin of the beginning of the new King’s reign and is a tradition that can be traced back over many centuries.”
Councillor Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, added: “At this sad time, the Proclamation of the new monarch is an important part of royal protocol.
“The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire will read the formal Proclamation and announce the new King. Residents of the borough are welcome to attend the reading, which will be held at the bandstand in Southwater.”
Public attendance at the event is welcomed and the Proclamation will also be streamed live online through the council’s Facebook page.