Flanked by Stirling Provost Douglas Dodds and the Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, Alan Simpson, Stirling Council Chief Executive, Carol Beattie announced King Charles III as the new Sovereign of the United Kingdom after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, 8 September.
Speaking from the Roundel on Port Street, Ms Beattie gave a verbatim account of the official Proclamation which was delivered at St James’ Palace on Saturday 10 September.
Confirming the new King for the people of Stirling, she finished with: “With one voice and consent of tongue and heart, we 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 twenty thousand and twenty-two. God save the King.”
Following the Proclamation, Provost Dodds delivered a traditional “hip-hip-hooray” before the Lord-Lieutenant led the gathered crowd in a verse of the National Anthem.
A photo gallery from the occasion is available below, with videos of the Proclamation available on the Stirling Council Facebook.