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How will Charles III officially be proclaimed King in Jersey?

How will Charles III officially be proclaimed King in Jersey?

Friday 09 September 2022

How will Charles III officially be proclaimed King in Jersey?

Friday 09 September 2022

The formal Proclamation of the Queen's eldest son, Charles, as King will be announced tomorrow in London.

In line with the Devolved Administrations and other Crown Dependencies, the Proclamation in Jersey will be taking place at midday the following day, 11 September, in the Royal Square.

What will happen on the day?

It will begin with a Special Sitting of the States Assembly to receive the Proclamation, read by the Bailiff.

The public Proclamation ceremony in the Royal Square will be taking place at 12:30.

This will be led by the Bailiff, with members of the States Assembly, members of the Royal Court, senior Civil Servants, members of the Blue Light and Home Affairs departments, Veterans of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and uniformed cadet organisations all in attendance.

That Proclamation will then be officially registered in the Royal Court at 12:50.

At the same time, there'll be a 21-gun salute on the Glacis Field.

At 13:00, flags will return to half-mast. 

Can I watch it anywhere else?

Yes - there are several options to watch the ceremony live, both on social media and at Parish Halls, for those who can't get to town.

Find out more here.

Will there be any road closures?

The Parish of St. Helier has confirmed there will be several road closures and diversions between 11:00 to around 13:15 for the ceremony, managed by the Honorary Police Force.

Mulcaster Street will be closed at the junction with Hill Street and vehicles will need to go into La Motte Street.

Halkett Place will be closed at the Junction of Waterloo Street, and traffic will need to go into Waterloo Street and then Don Street.

No vehicles will be permitted into Church Street and Library Place.

Taxis however that would be going to Library Place will be permitted to go to Broad Street.

Vehicles coming up Conway Street will be diverted into Bond Street.

What happened at Charles II's Proclamation?

Tomorrow's announcement will be quite unlike the one for the last King Charles to take the throne.

1649 proclamation Credit: Jersey Heritage.jpg

Pictured: The 1649 Proclamation of Charles II on display at the Museum. (Jersey Heritage)

Illustrating the island’s strong Royalist credentials, the Stuart Monarch Charles II was proclaimed King in Jersey in 1649, 11 years before he officially assumed power after the Restoration in 1660.

Find out more about the interesting and turbulent period in the island's history here.

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