Public invited to proclamation of King Charles III from Ipswich Town Hall steps at 1pm on Sunday 11 September

Published9th September 2022

All are invited to attend the proclamation of the new monarch, King Charles III, from the steps of Ipswich Town Hall at 1 pm on Sunday 11 September. 

This proclamation is the ceremony that announces the new King and is part of the chain that starts with the first proclamations in London tomorrow. This then passes on to Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh on Sunday and then to counties across the country. The first reading of the Proclamation in Suffolk will take place at Ipswich Town Hall at 1pm on Sunday.

The Lord-Lieutenant for Suffolk, Clare Countess of Euston, will make an address and then the High Sherriff of Suffolk, Major Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, will read the Proclamation of the Accession. A short service from The Bishop of Ipswich and St Edmundsbury, The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, will follow and then the Deputy Mayor of Ipswich, Cllr Elizabeth Hughes, will bring the ceremony to a close.

Those attending will include the military (Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force) judiciary, police, MPs, University, Fire and Rescue Service, Coastguard, local councillors, clergy and faith leaders.

Also present will be Chairs of District Councils and Town Mayors from across Suffolk. Afterwards they will take their copies of the proclamation to their towns and villages across Suffolk to be read out later that day in 23 locations.