The historic words spoken at Liverpool Town Hall proclaiming King Charles III

Hundreds of people gathered at Liverpool Town Hall for the formal Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III.

These are the historic words spoken by Lord Mayor, Cllr Roy Gladden, on the balcony of Liverpool Town Hall.

“Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys and Girls. Since Thursday the nation and the City of Liverpool have mourned the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second. We have joined with the rest of the nation in paying tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, who served our nation with selfless devotion. The people of our city will remember her with great fondness and affection, particularly for her many visits to Liverpool during her long reign, which always drew large crowds of well-wishers.

“Over the coming days, we will be giving residents the opportunity to pay their respects and reflect on the Queen’s remarkable reign.

“It is fitting that our Town Hall – a building Her Majesty always enjoyed visiting–will be one of the places that people can come and pay tribute.

“Today as Lord Mayor of our great city it is my great honour to read the Proclamation of our new sovereign.


“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 Third, 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 tenth day of September in the year of Our Lord 2022.

“God Save The King.”

Liverpool Waterfront