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Sefton Mayor "Reading of the Proclamation" and  in "The Laying Of Flowers"

THE Proclamation took place in St James's Palace, at 10am, and at midday at the Royal Exchange in the City of London, England, on Saturday, 10 September 2022, that a new King is now the Head of the United Kingdom and that Queen Elizabeth II had died, in a ceremony which dates back centuries. Similar ceremonies were then held across other Cities, Counties and Towns, repeating a traditional method of formally publicising important news across the UK. The reading of the proclamation of King Charles III's accession to the throne, for North Sefton, took place on the steps of Southport Town Hall, on 11 September 2022. The person of authority making the official announcement was the the Worshipful The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Louise Carragher. In ceremonial robes She read out the statement to the large crowd who had gathered to hear this historic announcement.

The principal Proclamation reading, at St James's Palace, was conducted by the 1st Accession Council since 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II was Proclaimed, and in a historic 1st, Saturday's ceremony was also televised. Also, it was confirmed that The Queen's Funeral will be held on Monday, 19 September 2022, at Westminster Abbey, in London, Buckingham Palace.

At the end of the Proclamation the words:- "God Save the King," where used and the the National Anthem was sung. It was the 1st time in 70 years that the words where sung in place of the words:- "God Save the Queen."

Cllr Clare Louise Carragher then took part in:- "The Laying Of Flowers" outside The Atkinson, on Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside.

The video footage shows the full:- "Reading of the Proclamation" and the:- "The Laying Of Flowers." The simple card with the Flowers read:- "In Remembrance. The Worshipful The Mayor on behalf of the Town's People of Sefton."

The Proclamation that was 1st delivered to the residents of the Royal Borough of Knsington and Chelsea, by the Mayor Cllr David Lindsay, in London, said:- "The Prince Charles Philip Arthue George is now King, to who we do acknoladge all faith and obedience. God save the King! God save the King! God save the King! God save the King!"

The formal Accession Proclamation read:- "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 3rd, 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 10th day of September in the year of Our Lord 20 Thousand and 22."

As with other parts of the UK, the Proclamation of King Charles III also took place on the Liverpool Town Hall Balcony and on the Wirral.  These were filmed by Paul Foster.

Did you know that:- 'God Save The King' was a patriotic song 1st publicly performed in London, in 1745's?

.God Save The King.

Councils respond to the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

RESPONDING to the Royal Household's announcement that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, which represents more than 350 Councils across England and Wales, said:- "On behalf of all Councils across England and Wales, I'd like to express our sincere condolences to the whole Royal Family on the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I have today written to The King following the news. Her Majesty's dedication to every one of us, alongside her continuous hard work and loyalty to her United Kingdom, was clear to see throughout her life. Her high regard for Local Government was also truly reflective in her focus and appreciation of Councils' work and determination in her annual Queen's Speeches. Councils have been proud to serve Her Majesty throughout her reign and will continue to do so by now putting into place local arrangements to support the public in expressing their own sympathies. These arrangements will include the opening of both public and virtual books of condolence, ensuring flags are flown at half mast, and overseeing arrangements for the laying of flowers in public areas."

Southport Pleasureland will remain closed for the next 2 weekends

SOUTHPORT Pleasureland will remain closed for the next 2 weekends as a mark of respect following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on 8 September 2022. CEO Norman Wallis has decided to suspend all entertainment activity at the popular waterfront attraction as the country enters an official period of mourning. Southport Pleasureland opens weekends (Spring/Autumn) and special dates outside the summer School holidays. Under these exceptional and unforeseen circumstances, tickets bought in advance for the next 2 weekends will be refunded.

Statement from Damien Moore MP on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

"IT is difficult for me to put into words the level of shock I feel at the news that HM Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. The Queen was a truly remarkable figure who personified those essential qualities of service, duty, and diligence. Her Majesty dedicated herself to serving our country as monarch since 1952. Just this year she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee following seventy years on the throne, making The Queen the longest serving monarch in British history. Over the summer, our town came together to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and some in our town still remember when Her Majesty visited Southport, on 14 April 1955, just 3 years into her reign. I'm sure everyone in Southport will join me in sending our condolences to the Royal Family. The coming days will be spent remembering and celebrating The Queen's reign. I would invite all Southport residents to come together during this period ahead of the state funeral. Now The King takes on his role as the head of state in the United Kingdom, and in other realms and territories, as well as Head of the Commonwealth, and Defender of the Faith. I know that The King will lead our nation through this period of change with the same dedication and commitment that Queen Elizabeth II so clearly displayed, and I know we all wish His Majesty well with this extraordinary responsibility. Long Live The King." Damien Moore MP for Southport.

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