HUNDREDS have gathered to proclaim King Charles III at a ceremony in Brighton.
The ceremony, which took place from the balcony of Brighton Pavilion, comes after the death of Queen Elizabeth and the succession of the former Prince of Wales.
Brighton and Hove City Council Mayor Lizzie Deane read the proclamation to those gathered as people celebrated accession by singing ‘God Save the King’ for the first time in the city.
Councilman Deane said: “It has been a sad time for all involved and for everyone in the city.
“Celebrating this momentous event is a very important part of our local and national history.”
The Proclamation is a ceremonial part of King Charles III’s accession to the throne, at which many turn out to celebrate the occasion.
The Brighton ceremony included the reading of the Proclamation and speeches by Andrew Blackman, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex.
The pavilion has played an important part in the city’s mourning process for the late Queen, with a book of condolence and bouquets of flowers left as a tribute. The historic building also has a significant connection between the city and the royal family.
Proclamations were held across the country following the King’s national proclamation at the Royal Exchange on Saturday 10 September.
Sussex councils attended the events with similar ceremonies in Eastbourne, Chichester, Lewes and other council chambers across the region.
Caroline Lucas, MP for the Brighton Pavilion, said: “I think I was amazed at how much people’s lives were touched by the Queen and it seemed fitting that the Proclamation was read in the Pavilion today.
“I think local people will agree that she showed what full dedication and dedication means.
“It felt important to be a part of it, and by the number of people here, it seems many felt the same.”
Ms Lucas added that she will be back in Parliament on Monday 12 September as King Charles III is expected to will speak before the House of Commons.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21275627.brighton-proclaims-king-charles-iii-death-queen/?ref=rss Brighton proclaimed King Charles III after the Queen’s death