Proclamation of the new Sovereign

Council-owned car parks across Buckinghamshire are free on Sunday 11 September so people can attend town and parish Proclamation events at 3.30pm.


At 1pm on Sunday 11 September, on the steps of Exhibition Suite, Market Square, Aylesbury HP20 1TX, the High Sheriff, Debbie Brock, will read the Proclamation of our new Sovereign, His Majesty, The King, Charles III.

The Lord Lieutenant, The Countess Howe will open the event and invite the High Sheriff to read the Proclamation accession speech. The High Sheriff will briefly give a speech before reading the Proclamation. At the end of the Proclamation, the High Sheriff will call for three cheers for His Majesty the King.

Everyone is welcome to attend the reading. Parking on the day is free in all Council-owned car park, please note the Waterside North car park is closed to the general public on Sunday only. Spectators are asked to approach Market Square on foot.

Anyone attending this event may also want to lay flowers or tributes at the temporary memorial next to The Queen Elizabeth II plaque in Market Square (next to the steps of Metro Bank).

For people who cannot attend the reading, it will be live streamed on Facebook.


Beaconsfield Town Council will be making the Proclamation on the steps of Beaconsfield Town Hall on Sunday 11 September at 3.30pm.


The Proclamation will be read outside of Buckingham Old Gaol on Sunday 11 September at 3.30pm.


Chesham will be holding its own Proclamation ceremony on Sunday 11 September in Market Square from 3.30pm. Prior to this, town mayor, Cllr Majid Ditta will have attended the county Proclamation in Aylesbury, where he will receive a copy of the Proclamation from the High Sheriff on parchment.

In Chesham, he will read out the Proclamation in front of councillors, former Mayors and Freepersons of Chesham. All residents are invited to attend. The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Wilford Augustus and the Town Crier, Jane Dodd, will be assisting the Mayor in this duty.


Denham Parish Council will be reading out the Proclamation on the Village Green on Sunday 11 September at 3.30pm.

High Wycombe

The Proclamation will be read on the balcony of High Wycombe Council Offices, Queen Victoria Road on Sunday 11 September at 3.30pm.


Town Mayor, Richard Scott, will be reading the Proclamation for Marlow on Sunday 11 September at 3.30pm at the War Memorial on The Causeway.

A Book of Condolence will be available for the public to sign in the Town Council office between 10am and 4pm Monday to Thursday until 4pm on 20 September.

Floral tributes can be laid on The Causeway, Marlow.

More details can be found on the Marlow Town Council website.

Newton Longville

There will be a reading of the Proclamation outside St Faith’s Church, Newton Longville at 3.30pm on Sunday 11 September.

This will be followed by a playing of the National Anthem, then tea and coffee served at St Faith’s Church.