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Royal Proclamation to be held in Cardiff for King Charles III

Cardiff Castle (Adobe Stock)

Arrangements have been made for a key public event to be held in Wales following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth.

The Proclamation of the new sovereign will take place on Sunday at Cardiff Castle at noon when HM King Charles III will be formally announced in Wales as the new monarch.

Prior to the Proclamation, a Proclamation Guard made up of 26 men of the 3rd Battalion the Royal Welsh, supported by the Band of the Royal Welsh and accompanied by the regimental mascot, will march from City Hall at 11.25am along Boulevard de Nantes, North Road and Duke Street to Cardiff Castle. Road closures will be put in place.

At the castle, the Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary, Tom Lloyd, will make the announcement in English and the Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith, will proclaim King Charles in Welsh.

The ceremony will take place in the presence of the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, the Rt Hon Cllr Graham Hinchey, the Leader of the Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, and the Secretary of State for Wales, Sir Robert Buckland.

After the readings of the Proclamation, members of 104th Regiment (Newport) of the Royal Artillery will fire a 21-gun salute before the singing of God Save the King and Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the event. Gates to the castle open at 10am but space is limited to around 2,000 people and entry will be on a first come, first served basis.

The ceremony comes after Cardiff has played a key role in Wales’ response to HM The Queen’s death, announced yesterday afternoon.

Today at 1pm, the 104th Regiment fired a 96-gun salute – representing every year of her life – at Cardiff Castle and at 2pm the Lord Mayor and the Council leader opened books of condolence at City Hall. These will remain open for the public from 9am-5pm daily, until 5pm on the day of the State Funeral.

Books of condolence are also open at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay and online at www.Royal.UK

Floral tributes in memory of The Queen can be placed on the lawn areas either side of City Hall’s main entrance in Cardiff between 9am and 5pm.

Flags on Council buildings which are currently at half-mast will return to full-mast on Saturday, September 10, at 11am to coincide with the Reading of the Principal Proclamation of the new monarch in London and a 21-gun Royal Salute at Cardiff Castle at 11am on the same day. The public can attend the salute. The castle will open at 10am, but space is limited to around 2,000 people – again, on a first come, first served basis.

Flags will return to half-mast at 1pm on Sunday after the Proclamation in Cardiff.