Local Proclamation of the new Monarch – Sunday 11 September 2022

King Charles III was formally proclaimed monarch during an Accession Council ceremony at St James’s Palace on Saturday 10 September.

The first reading of the local Proclamation of the new Monarch took place at an event in Motherwell on Sunday 11 September. It was read by Sheriff Principal of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway, Aisha Anwar, to the Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Susan Lady Haughey CBE, and follows regional public proclamations in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

Also present at Motherwell Concert Hall were MPs, MSPs, elected members from both North and South Lanarkshire Councils, and representatives from the military and places of worship.

The ceremony marks the formal proclamation to the people of Lanarkshire of the beginning of the new King’s reign.

The brief ceremony included a minute’s silence in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band Pipe Major, Ross Cowan, piped a lament. He later played Diu Regnare, a tune composed by Stuart Liddell as a tribute to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.

Warmest wishes for a successful reign were offered to His Majesty from The Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.



Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.

Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twenty-two.




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