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The Accession Proclamation

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Residents are invited to attend the regional reading of the Accession Proclamation by the Mayor of Dudley this Sunday (September 11) in Dudley.

King Charles III’s succession to the throne will be proclaimed at the Accession Council tomorrow (September 10) and the Principal Proclamation will be read at 11am in London. This is due to be televised for the first time.

The Mayor of Dudley will read the regional Accession Proclamation on Sunday (September 11) at 1pm.

This will take place on the steps of the Council House on Priory Road in Dudley. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

A blessing will be given by the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick.

Flags are currently flying at half-mast in mark of respect to Her Majesty the Queen.

As the new Sovereign is proclaimed, flags on key buildings will be flown at full mast from 11am tomorrow and until after the regional proclamation on Sunday.

In Dudley borough, this will include Dudley Council House, Dudley Town Hall, Stourbridge Town Hall and Dudley Castle.

Flags will then return to half-mast until the day after the funeral.

Councillor Sue Greenaway, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

This is a significant moment in our country’s history, and it is an honour to read the regional proclamation on behalf of the people of Dudley borough.
Although we are a nation in mourning, this is a moment for us come together and mark our new Sovereign’s succession to the throne.
Dudley Performing Arts will perform God Save the King and I will ask people to join me in giving three cheers for His Majesty the King.

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