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A reading of the Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III took place at Uttlesford District Council Offices at 2pm on Sunday 11 September.

His Majesty The King was proclaimed at the Accession Council at 10am on Saturday 10 September in the State Apartments of St James's Palace, London.

The Principal Proclamation was then read at 11am at St James's Palace and at noon at the Royal Exchange in the City of London.  Flags were raised to full mast at this point.

More information about The Accession Council and Principal Proclamation on

Reading of the Proclamation in Uttlesford

A reading of the Proclamation took place at 2pm outside the Council Offices in London Road Saffron Walden on Sunday 11 September.

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Lorna Rolfe, gave an introduction followed by the reading of the Proclamation by the Chair of the Council, Councillor Heather Asker.

After the short ceremony light refreshments were available in the Council Chamber.

This was one of the first occasions when our local community could come together and reflect on the moment when the reign of our longest-serving Monarch came to an end and our new Sovereign succeeded.

Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III at UDC offices 11.09.22


Book of condolence

The book of condolence was open in the office before and after the Proclamation for people to leave a comment if they wished.

The flag was returned to half mast following the Proclamation and will remain at half mast until 8am on the day following the funeral.