Crowds gathered to witness Accession Proclamations of King Charles III - The Redditch Standard

Crowds gathered to witness Accession Proclamations of King Charles III

PEOPLE of all ages came together on Sunday for the Accession Proclamations of King Charles III.

They were held the day after the new monarch was officially announced in London on Saturday.

After each Proclamations, the crowds hailed ‘God Save The King’, sang the National Anthem and gave three cheers to the new monarch.

Around 300 residents turned out to witness Redditch’s Proclamation at the Bandstand in Church Green.




Redditch MP Rachel Maclean attended along with representatives from Redditch Borough Council, West Mercia Police, the Scouts, Guides and other organisations.

Mayor of Redditch, Coun Ann Isherwood, paid tribute to The Late Queen Elizabeth II and read out the Accession Proclamation.


She said: “From the first week of being mayor, I was part of the Queen’s Jubilee.

“It was something I will never forget that, after the depths and darkness of Covid, we could all come together again as a community.

“Since that day, I have seen more communities coming together and that fills my heart with so much joy.”

She added if she could take out a leaf of The Queen’s book and put people at the forefront of everything she did, Redditch ‘would be great’.

We broadcast the event live on our Facebook page – visit redditchstandard.co.uk to watch the video.

Wythall’s official Proclamation of the new king took place on Gorsey Lotts War Memorial on Alcester Road and was attended by West Mercia Police officers, councillors and representatives from The Royal British Legion.

The Accession Proclamation was read by the Bromsgrove District Councillor for the area, Coun Sue Baxter, who paid tribute to The Queen.

She said: “I was very honoured to be asked to do it.

“Although we were there for a sad event, it was nice for the community to come together and remember The Queen.

“There was probably around 200 residents at the event, and it was lovely to see the community pay their respects.”

The Mayor Coun Kathryn Cargill delivered Alcester’s Accession Proclamation at Church Green at St Nicholas Church.

Rev Katie Cross led the attendees in prayer.

The National Anthem was performed by the Alcester Victoria Silver Band.

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