Last updated 9 September 2022
Proclamation of the accession of His Majesty The King Charles III
The Principal proclamation of His Majesty The King Charles III took place on 10th September 2022 at St James’s Palace, London
The Accession Council met on Saturday, 10 September and formally declared the reign of His Majesty The King Charles III.
The proclamation was then cascaded and read throughout the country. More information can be seen on the Palace website.
Manchester City Council hosted the Greater Manchester proclamation ceremony on Sunday, whilst later the same day, the Mayor of Stockport proclaimed the accession of His Majesty The King Charles III to Monarch of the United Kingdom in a ceremony on the steps of Stockport Town Hall.
The flag at the Town Hall was lowered to half mast following the conclusion of the proclamation service.
His Majesty The King Charles III, wishes that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from 9 September until seven days after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral.
Floral tributes can be made at St Peter's Square, Stockport, for the whole period of Mourning which began on 9 September and ends the day after Her Majesty The Queen's Funeral. The Royal Family have also requested that floral tributes be left at Windsor Castle, Sandringham Estate, Balmoral Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Hillsborough Castle.
Books of Condolence are available on the Royal website; and you can also find a physical Book of Condolence in the reception of Stockport Town Hall, which is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
The book of condolence at the Town Hall will be closed at 5pm on Tuesday 20 September.