Proclamation of new King as tributes to his late mother continue


The traditional act of proclaiming the new King takes place here on Sunday

News of a new King using the ancient act of proclamation will arrive in our area tomorrow.   King Charles III was formally declared head of state during a historic ceremony at St James Palace this morning (Saturday).

As is the tradition, word will now be sent to towns and cities around the country and world with proclamations scheduled here for Sunday.

The High Steward of Banbury, Sir Tony Baldry, will officially proclaim the new King in a ceremony outside Banbury Town Hall on Sunday at 2pm.   In Brackley the Town Mayor, Councillor Paul Wiltshire, will make the proclamation on the Piazza at 2.30pm.

Village proclamations include a reading in Bloxham at the War Memorial at 4pm and in Sulgrave at the flagpole in the churchyard at 6pm.

This afternoon at 4.30pm a peal will be rung at St Mary’s Church in Banbury with the bells celebrating the new Monarch.

Yesterday, the bells tolled at St Mary’s marking of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.   In Brackley a 96 gun salute took place at midday.

Tributes continued to be paid to the Queen, who died on Thursday.

Banbury Chamber of Commerce issued a statement saying: “On behalf of the Banbury and District business community the Chamber of Commerce wishes to express its profound sadness at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

“The Queen was an inspiration to all of our lives, not least to business large and small, their leaders, staff and all involved in the wheels of commerce.  She shall be remembered throughout Banbury with great admiration.”

Local firefighters from stations across the area were represented in a message saying: “On behalf of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, our sincerest condolences to the royal family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who as our longest reigning monarch shall be greatly missed.”

This lunchtime (Saturday) a simple ceremony took place in Aynho with a wreath being laid on behalf of the community at St Michael’s Church.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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