Lancashire County Council has organised, and will be responsible for, the county’s official proclamation to mark the accession of the new King, Charles III.

Details are as follows:

  • The national proclamation for the new King will take place at St James's Palace on Saturday 10 September 2022.

  • The local proclamation will take place at the Harris Museum on Preston Flag Market at 1pm on Sunday 11 September 2022 - see details below.

  • Following this there may be other proclamations by Mayors in boroughs across Lancashire

Local proclamation

The High Sheriff of Lancashire will be reading out the proclamation of the new King on the steps of the Harris Museum on Preston Flag Market at 1pm on Sunday 11 September 2022.

Parking will be available at all city centre car parks.

Due to expected large crowds on the day, a number of roads within the area surrounding the Harris Museum will be closed. These restrictions will only be in place for the duration of the event.

Road closures

  • Harris Street

  • Wards End

  • Cheapside

  • Friargate

  • Orchard Street

  • Birley Street

  • Earl Street

  • Market Street

  • Lancaster Road

Please be aware that major closures will be taking place on the M6 Southbound between junctions 33 and 32, all weekend. Diversions are in place, but please allow extra time for travel. For more information visit Highways England.

To sign the digital book of condolence, please visit the Lancashire County Council website.

For more information on proclamations and events local to you, visit your local authority page.

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