As was released onto LinkedIn by Sussex Police a few minutes ago, there are a number of events taking place in Sussex over the next 36 hours following the event that takes place in London this morning. It is very good that the Police has been invited to participate and as they explained, there will be senior officers in several of the events.
Many of us are still reflecting on what has happened in the last three days so it is very good to see this information.
In line with the process of appointing our new sovereign, a ceremony will take place at today with chosen Privy counsellors gathering at St James’ Palace, where the Lord President will announce the death of the sovereign and formally proclaim the new sovereign, King Charles III.
The Accession Proclamation will be read aloud from the Friary Court balcony by the Garter King of Arms at St James’s Palace and then read aloud in other cities across the United Kingdom. Local proclamation events will be held across Sussex following this announcement. Tomorrow (11 Sept) Chief Constable Jo Shiner will attend events in Lewes at 1pm and Brighton at 3pm, and Deputy Chief Constable Dave McLaren will attend in Chichester at 1pm on behalf of the force.
As a mark of respect for the new King, and in line with national protocols at 11am today (10 Sept) we will be returning our flags to full mast at police stations across Sussex, as well as our Headquarters in Lewes, until 1pm on Sunday.