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Suffolk proclamations - King Charles III

The formal announcement of the new Sovereign - known as the Proclamation of the Accession - was made from St James Palace and at the Royal Exchange in London today (Saturday 10 September). The same Proclamation will then be read in Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh on Sunday (11 September).

The reign of His Majesty King Charles III will be proclaimed across Suffolk on Sunday 11th September with the first reading in Suffolk at 13.00 on Sunday, from the balcony of Ipswich Town Hall, overlooking the Cornhill.

Ahead of the announcement, the Lord-Lieutenant for Suffolk, Clare Countess of Euston, will address those gathered and a short service of affirmation from The Bishop of Ipswich and St Edmundsbury, The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, will follow the Proclamation of the Accession being read.

Each Mayor attending the Proclamation will be presented with a scroll containing the words of the Proclamation, so that they can return to their towns to deliver local Proclamations of the Accession. These further readings will take place at 15:30 in 23 towns across the county, coordinated by local town councils including: 

  • Hadleigh - Marketplace
  • Sudbury - Town Hall steps
  • Eye - Town Hall
  • Needham Market - St John's Church
  • Stowmarket - Marketplace by the Memorial Clock