An historic centuries-old event formally proclaiming the new Monarch to the population will take place in Stafford on Sunday (11 September).
Following the formal proclamation of King Charles lll on Saturday (10 September) at St James’s Palace in London, the announcement will be repeated a day later across the nation.
And at 1pm on Sunday the High Sheriff of Staffordshire, Ben Robinson MBE, DL, will read the formal proclamation announcing the new monarch’s ascension to the throne from the steps of the iconic Shire Hall building in the town’s Market Square.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson CBE, will introduce the proceedings and will be joined by the Deputy Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Peter Jones.
Mr Dudson said: “This is an historic moment, part of the fabric of our history dating back to the Middle Ages, a time when this form of communication was the only official way that people heard such news.
“Standing on the steps, hearing the proclamation that there is a new monarch, one can feel the link through centuries of British history.”
Leader of Stafford Borough Council, Patrick Farrington, said: “I hope people will be able to join us in the town’s Market Square to witness another special piece of history being made.
“Our community has always had a deep affection for our royal family and this was clearly demonstrated with the amazing crowds and warm welcome Her Majesty received when she visited Stafford, with the Duke of Edinburgh, to mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter.”
To find out about where residents can leave floral tributes and sign the books of condolence in Stafford Borough go to www.staffordbc.gov.uk
Press Release No 5946