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Proclamation held in Dudley

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Hundreds of people turned out today (Sunday 11) to witness the regional proclamation of King Charles’ III accession to the throne.

The proclamation was read by the Mayor of Dudley from the Council Couse steps at 1pm, following yesterday’s national proclamation in London.


Prayers were read by the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick. The event concluded with a performance of God Save the King by Dudley Performing Arts and a hearty three cheers for His Majesty the King.


The Union Jack flag, which had been flying at full mast after yesterday's national proclamation in London, was dropped to half-mast after the regional proclamation.


Flags on key buildings, which include Dudley Council House, Dudley Town Hall, Stourbridge Town Hall and Dudley Castle, will remain at half mast until the day after the funeral.

Councillor Sue Greenaway, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

It was a true honour to read the regional proclamation on behalf of the people of Dudley borough.
Although we may still be in mourning as a nation, the Proclamation allows us to unite and look to the future as we mark our new Sovereign’s succession to the throne.

Books of condolence are still available to sign at borough libraries, the archives and council house.

Keep up to date with other commemorative activities at the council's In Memoriam page.

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