Proclamation read in Thanet to mark reign of King Charles III and flowers laid in memory of the Queen

Flowers were also laid Photo Frank Leppard

Proclamation events in honour of the new King have taken place across Thanet.

Charles III was formally proclaimed king at St James’s Palace yesterday (September 10). Regional proclamation events have taken place across the country today, including at Margate, Ramsgate and Birchington.

Flags which were lowered in mourning for the late Queen were raised to full-mast after the Accession Council this morning, returning to half-mast later in the afternoon.

Photo Frank Leppard

The Proclamation in Margate was read by Cllr Jason Savage, Chairman of Thanet District Council.

The reading at Hawley Square was attended by Thanet’s MPs, councillors and members of the public. Flowers were also laid in honour of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Photo Carl Hudson

The Proclamation was also read in Birchington Square. Floral tributes were laid on Dog Acre.

Photo Laura Fidler

In Ramsgate at 3.30pm the Regional Proclamation was read by town councillor Steve Albon at the flagpole at Wellington Crescent.

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The flag will now be flown at half-mast once again until the day after the Queen’s funeral on September 19 – which will be a bank holiday.

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