Dignitaries and members of the public gathered outside Follaton House in Totnes to hear the Deputy Chairman of South Hams District Council, Cllr Bernard Taylor, read the proclamation confirming King Charles III as our monarch.
St James’s Palace in Westminster held the first proclamation to the nation on Saturday, while County Hall in Exeter hosted the Devon-wide proclamation on Sunday.
The Deputy Chairman read the Privy Council’s proclamation to those present, before a rendition of God Save The King.
Cllr Taylor said: “It has been a real honour to read the proclamation in the South Hams. The event at Follaton House is a part of history and playing a role in that is a privilege. I wish His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort the very best for the future as they start their new roles.”
You can watch the proclamation on the South Hams District Council YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/
Books of condolence are available to sign at Follaton House every day throughout the mourning period from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, ending on Monday 19 September.