Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor to read out King Charles III’s proclamation tomorrow afternoon inside Argents Mead

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 10 September 2022

A CEREMONIAL event is to take place inside of Hinckley’s award-winning Argents Mead park tomorrow afternoon (11 September).

Argents Mead park (Image: Mason Moore) / Mayor Dawn Glenville (Image: HBBC)

The event will start with an official introduction from the Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire at 3pm.

And then, a short while after, Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor, Coun. Dawn Glenville, is set to read out a proclamation which will see King Charles III officially announced as King, in what will be a ‘historic’ occasion.

This is an ‘ancient’ tradition from the days before mass media, which would see major events publicly read out, with major state events usually being proclaimed.

It will be a similar event to many different ones being held all across many cities and towns in the United Kingdom.

A spokesperson for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) has confirmed that “all are welcome to attend this historic occasion”.

Tributes paid to The Queen

Many tributes have already been paid in the borough to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following her passing on Thursday, 8 September, in Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire.

Upon officially hearing the news of her passing, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council started to fly flags at half-mast across the borough as a tribute.

Yesterday (9 September), Mayor, Coun. Dawn Glenville and Consort, Coun. Barry Walker, laid a single wreath outside of her Platinum Jubilee bandstand.

The same evening, a vigil was then held inside of the St. Mary’s Church at 7.30pm.

Books of condolence in memory of The Queen have been opened up at many locations in Hinckley and Burbage – these include the Hinckley Hub, The Atkins Building, St. Mary’s Church, and Burbage’s Millennium Hall.

Elsewhere in the borough, books of condolence can be found at Sport in Desford, Markfield Community Centre, and Twycross Zoo. It can also be signed online.

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