County Wide Arrangement For Royal Proclamation Announced

On the days following the death of Queen Elizabeth II the Proclamation will be made to proclaim the new sovereign, King Charles III.

The official proclamation will be made at St James’s Palace on Saturday September 10 and then at the Royal Exchange in the City of London.

On Sunday September 11 the proclamation will be made in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast before being cascaded to county, city, district and parish level.

The county proclamation will take place in Carlisle where the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Mr Alan McViety will make the proclamation outside The Courts, on English Street in Carlisle very shortly after 12noon on Sunday 11 September where the public are invited to attend.

This will be followed by district proclamations in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal, Penrith, Whitehaven and Workington.

The Carlisle proclamation will be at the Old Town Hall and Market Cross at 12:30pm with Mayor of Carlisle Councillor Mike Mitchelson reading.

The Royal Proclamation will take place outside Barrow Town Hall at 12.30pm with The Deputy Mayor of Barrow, Councillor Therese Assouad reading.

The South Lakeland proclamation will take place at 12.30pm outside Kendal Town Hall.

Copeland’s Elected Mayor, Mike Starkie, will read the Proclamation in Copeland at St Nicholas’s Church in Whitehaven, at 12:30pm.

In Allerdale this will be made at 12:30pm outside Allerdale House in Workington and will be made by the Mayor of Allerdale, Councillor Allan Daniels, will be joined by local leaders, dignitaries and council officers.

The Chairman of Eden District Council, Councillor Douglas Banks will read the Proclamation from the steps of the Town Hall, in Penrith at 12:30.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the event which will be held outside at the flagpole, and are asked to arrive from noon.

Flowers can be laid at the flagpole at Allerdale House after the event, though it is preferred that no cellophane wrappers are left with the flowers.

People are also encouraged to make a donation to the Queen’s charities.