Edinburgh Proclamation of King Charles III

Submitted by edg on Sun, 11 Sep '22 9.01am
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Accession Ceremony for King Charles III
Time & place

There will be two public Proclamations in Edinburgh to announce the Accession of The King. This follows on from the formal proclamation of the Accession Council in London yesterday

At 11:25 The King’s Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers) and the Guard of Honour will march from the Castle Esplanade to the Mercat Cross.

At 11:50 the main procession will make its way from Parliament House to the Mercat Cross. The party will consist of:

  • His Majesty’s State Trumpeters
  • Moderator and Office Bearers of the Society of High Constables of Edinburgh
  • City Officer
  • Macer to the Court of the Lord Lyon
  • Heralds and Pursuivants of Scotland
  • Lord Lyon King of Arms
  • City Mace and City Sword

At 12:00 the Lord Lyon King of Arms will read the Proclamation to the people of Scotland.

This will be followed by a 21 gun salute from Edinburgh Castle.

The Procession will then make its way to Edinburgh Castle where the Lord Lyon will read the second Proclamation at 12:30.

Very large crowds will be expected to gather along the Royal Mile to witness the Proclamations and there will be limited space.

Those wishing to attend are advised to allow plenty of time. Access may be restricted for safety reasons if numbers exceed capacity. Please check City of Edinburgh Council and Traffic Scotland for further details.

Events will also be televised.