Proclamation Ceremony Takes Place in Ravenscourt Park

Condolence books also open at libraries following death of The Queen

Borough dignataries at the proclamation

Hammersmith & Fulham Council held a Proclamation ceremony on Sunday, 11 September 11 at 2.30pm in Ravenscourt Park near the bowling green. The free event was open to all.

Senior dignitaries were on hand to hear H&F Mayor, Cllr Emma Apthorp, read the message of Proclamation.

A portrait of The Queen was on display for floral tributes to be laid beneath.

The council says that the Proclamation of the new Sovereign is a ceremony that does not create a new King but will formally announce the accession of King Charles III to the public.


H&F Mayor, Cllr Emma Apthorp, read the message of Proclamation
H&F Mayor, Cllr Emma Apthorp, reads the message of Proclamation

Local residents are also invited to contribute to books of condolence at both Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries.

Opening times are as follows:

Mon to Thur - 10am-7pm
Fri & Sat - 10am-5pm
Sunday - 11am to 5pm (Hammersmith open only on September 11)

Hammersmith Library is at Shepherd’s Bush Road, Hammersmith, W6 7AT.

Fulham Library is at 598 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5NX.

Flowers were placed underneath a portrait of the Queen

Contributions can also be made to the Royal Family’s online Book of Condolence and many local churches have books available to sign.


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September 12, 2022