Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III

This Sunday in the heart of Matlock the people of the town and the wider Dales will have an opportunity to share a moment in history by declaring in unison for the first time: "God Save The King!".

In a short 3pm ceremony at Park Head, Hall Leys Park, the Derbyshire Dales civic leader Councillor Graham Elliott will read The Proclamation of the new Sovereign, King Charles III, similar to that declared for the first time at St. James’s Palace on Saturday.

Back in the mists of time - before mass communication - important announcements such as the Proclamation of a new Monarch would be circulated by the only means possible: word of mouth.

And it is this tradition that is being replicated now.

The St James's Palace Proclamation has already been cascaded, first to the Royal Exchange in the City of London, then Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Following this the reading of the Principal Proclamation within the County of Derbyshire will be undertaken by the High Sheriff at County Hall, Matlock, and then at the Council House, Derby.

These readings of the Principal Proclamation within the County of Derbyshire will be followed by the Matlock ceremony - just as would have happened back in history.

Members of the public are most welcome to attend the Matlock event at Park Head, near to the site for floral tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Hall Leys Park.

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This Sunday in the heart of Matlock the people of the town and the wider Dales will have an opportunity to share a moment in history by declaring in unison for the first time: "God Save The King!".

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