16 April 2024

Events take place across region to proclaim the new King

Towns and villages across the East Riding have marked the accession to the throne of His Majesty King Charles III.

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the proclamation of the new King was made in cities, towns and villages across the UK.

The East Riding proclamation took place in Beverley, where the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Jacky Bowes, and the Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Jim Dick, was joined by the chairman of East Riding Council, Councillor John Whittle, and the town mayor of Beverley Councillor Linda Johnson, to announce the accession of the new king, King Charles III.

Once the proclamation was made, prayers were said, and the national anthem sung before three cheers were given for King Charles III.

In Hedon, Mayor David Thompson read out the proclamation on Market Hill. There were also ceremonies in Withernsea, Patrington and Leven.