Borough formally proclaims accession of King Charles III
The Borough of Great Yarmouth has formally proclaimed the accession of King Charles III.
In a ceremony at the Town Hall led by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Councillor Graham Plant, the borough formally marked the death of Her Majesty The Queen and the accession of King Charles III.
The Bishop of Thetford the Rt Revd Alan Winton opened the ceremony with a prayer before the Mayor read the formal Proclamation of Accession, ratified by the Privy Council in London yesterday.
Introducing the reading, His Worship said: "It is with a heavy heart I stand before you today following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the Borough of Great Yarmouth, I have sent condolences to the Royal Family.
"We are here on this momentous day to Proclaim the new Sovereign, who we are sure will continue to serve the country with the same dedication and devotion to duty."
The ceremony finished with a rendition of the national anthem, followed by three cheers for the new king.
The Borough Council has also announced an extraordinary meeting of the full Council to allow councillors to pay tribute to Her Majesty and welcome King Charles III to the throne.
The meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday, 15 September will consider a single item of business, a request from the Chief Executive to consider a proposal to write to his Majesty King Charles III to express sincere and heartfelt sorrow at the passing of his Mother the late Queen Elizabeth II and re-affirm loyalty to himself as her successor and rightful King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.