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Re-reading of the Accession Proclamation

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022 at 3pm

Venue: Belfast City Hall, main reception area

Main reception stairs in Belfast City Hall

The High Sheriff of Belfast Councillor John Hussey donned ceremonial robes for a re-reading of the Accession Proclamation.

City Hall is open until 8pm on Sunday for people wishing to sign the books of condolence.

It follows the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Official Proclamations were read across the UK at 12pm on Sunday – at Royal Hillsborough and in Edinburgh and Cardiff - following the reading of the Principal Proclamation of the new King, Charles III, at St James’ Palace in the City of London on Saturday. 

The High Sheriff was joined by The Lord Lieutenant of the Co Borough of Belfast, Dame Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle DBE DStJ, for the re-reading of the Proclamation in Belfast City Hall.

Following the re-reading of the Proclamation, Members of Belfast City Council met in the Council Chamber for a Special Meeting of Council to pay tribute to the late Queen.

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