Proclamation at 3.30pm on Sunday following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

14:22, Friday, 9th September 2022

Following the passing of our late sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, a traditional proclamation will be made by the Mayor of North Lincolnshire on Sunday, 11 September at 3.30pm in Cole Street in Scunthorpe.

Cllr John Briggs will formally announce the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of our new monarch, King Charles III.

Residents from across North Lincolnshire are welcome to attend this proclamation, which is an old tradition traced back across many centuries.

In the modern age, a local proclamation is no longer the means by which the people will learn for the first time that they have a new monarch but a chance for residents in North Lincolnshire to come together to mourn the death of our longest serving monarch and mark the start of the reign of His Majesty King Charles III.

Cllr Briggs, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, offered his condolences following the announcement of Her Majesty’s passing, saying: “It is with a heavy heart that I shall have to proclaim the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II.

“Many of us have lived our entire lives under her reign, and we will remember her with affection and gratitude for her lifetime of service.

“Our sadness at this time is shared across North Lincolnshire, the country, and around the world.”

Books of Condolence are available across North Lincolnshire – for information go to our dedicated webpage.