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Charles III to be formally proclaimed King in historic ceremony in Oxford


Sep 9, 2022

A proclamation ceremony for the new monarch will take place at Carfax in Oxford this weekend.

The proclamation of a new monarch is an age-old ceremony last performed in February 1952 on the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II.

It will take place at 1pm on Sunday September 11 as one of a series of similar events in towns and cities throughout the nation.

The proclamation will first be read first from the balcony at St James Palace above Friary Court by the Garter King of Arms, who is principal advisor to the monarch on matters of ceremony and heraldry, on Saturday September 10.

The Garter King of Arms then proceeds to make the proclamation at other London locations.

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On the next day, the proclamation is read at 12 noon in Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh.

The Oxfordshire county and city proclamation will be read at 1pm by the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Mark Beard, at Carfax.

Proclamations may be made in Oxfordshire’s other towns and villages at the discretion of councils starting at 2pm.

During the period of proclamations, starting with the initial event in London, flags will be raised back to full mast.

They are subsequently lowered at 1pm on Sunday or immediately after local proclamations on the Sunday.

They will remain at half-mast until the morning after the State funeral.

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