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Proclamation of King Charles III in Nottingham’s Old Market Square today

A proclamation of the accession of His Majesty King Charles III will take place in the Old Market Square in Nottingham at 2pm on Sunday (11 September).

Members of the public are welcome to attend the proclamation which will be delivered by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr Wendy Smith, in front of the Council House where she will be joined by Sir John Peace, the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Paul Southby and other special dignitaries.

The proclamation will be interpreted by a British Sign Language interpreter from Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

The flag on the Council House, which is currently flying at half-mast, will be raised to full-mast for the two days of national and local proclamations on Saturday and Sunday. It will then return to half-mast and will remain so until 8am the day after the funeral.

About the proclamation

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The proclamation confirms, by name, the identity of the new sovereign to the throne and takes place most likely within 24 of 36 hours of the announcement of the Monarch’s death.

Proclamation Day is the day following the death of the Sovereign, with the first proclamation made at St James’ Palace on the morning of Saturday 10 September and repeated at The Royal Exchange, London. The proclamation is then ‘cascaded’.

Further proclamations will be read in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales at noon the following day, Sunday (11 September).

In recognition of the new Sovereign, flags will be flown at full-mast from the time of the principal proclamation at St James’s Palace until one hour after the proclamations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, after which flags will return to half-mast in mourning for the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

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