Proclamations for King Charles III’s accession to take place in Blackburn & Darwen

Official proclamations to mark the accession of the new monarch King Charles III will take place in Blackburn & Darwen on Sunday 11 September 2022.

The national proclamation will take place at St James’s Palace in London at 11am on Saturday, 10 September in front of a ceremonial body known as the Accession Council.

The following day, a Lancashire proclamation will take place on the steps of the Harris Museum in Preston at 1pm.

Attended by civic dignitaries such as mayors and mayoresses from across the county, the High Sheriff of Lancashire will proclaim the king’s name and his accession.

Then later on Sunday afternoon, two local proclamation events, which are open to anyone, will take place in:

  • Blackburn – 2.30pm outside the town hall
  • Darwen – 3.30pm in the Market Square

At these short events, the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Councillor Suleman Khonat, will read The Proclamation of the Accession.

At the end of the Proclamation, the Mayor and everyone in attendance will say ‘God Save The King’, and a verse of the National Anthem will be sung/played.

Road closures

To keep everyone safe at the local Proclamation of King Charles III events , road closures will be in place in both Blackburn and Darwen town centres.

Blackburn – from 2 – 3pm

These roads will be affected: Tackett Street, Exchange Street, King William Street and Museum Street.

The diversion route will be Richmond Terrace, Boltons Court, Richmond Hill, Barbara Castle Way, Preston New Road, and Sudell Cross.

Darwen – from 3 – 4pm

These roads will be affected: Croft Street, Parliament Street and Church Street.

The diversion route will be Railway Road, School Street, Knott Street, Union Street, Market Street, Arch Street, Green Street and Borough Road.

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