At 2pm on Sunday 11th September 2022, the Mayor of Yate, Councillor Cheryl Kirby read the Proclamation of the accession of His Majesty King Charles III to the throne.
This is an ancient tradition that is upheld across the United Kingdom. Councillor Kirby said in her welcoming speech;
“In an age where modern methods of communication convey news around the globe in an instant, the proclamation is no longer the means by which people learn for the first time that they have a new Monarch. Today, however, is one of the first occasions when communities have an opportunity to come together and reflect on the moment in our nation’s history when the reign of our longest-serving Monarch came to an end and our new Sovereign succeeded.”
Thank you to everyone who came to witness this historic event.